A professor at Imperial College whose poor computer modeling prompted the United Kingdom to lock down the country earlier this year. He finally admitted where the inspiration behind the strict measures came from. Tip: The virus originated in the same place.
In an interview with The London Times on Saturday, Professor Neil Ferguson said that the lock-in measures were inspired by the Chinese Communist Party. Ferguson said that he was skeptical at first, and then surprised to discover that Europe and the United Kingdom subsequently implemented blockade measures.
(Via The London Times)
As early as 2019, when someone was infected with bats, the pandemic plans of European countries did not seriously consider the prospect of a country suspended.
That’s what China did. Professor Ferguson said: “I think people’s perceptions of the possibility of control have changed a lot between January and March.”
“They claim to have flattened the curve. I was skeptical at first. I think this is a large-scale cover-up by the Chinese. But as the data accumulates, this is clearly an effective policy.”
Then, as the infection spread around the world, popping up like angry boiling water on the map, Sage debated whether it still worked. “This is a communist communist country, we said. We think we can’t get rid of it in Europe.” In February, one of the fires raged under the Alps. “Then Italy did it. We realized we could do it.”
They saw an opportunity to seize power, and they seized it.
Ferguson released a report using the model in mid-March. The model predicted that if the two countries do not implement strict lockdown measures, 2.2 million Americans and 500,000 Britons will die. The wrong model played a key role in the two countries’ decision to implement the blockade earlier this year.