Covid 19 and Risk
In my ever humble opinion, this is the best thing written in all the verbiage on this subject. As Churchill said - ‘experts should always be on tap, but never on top’. OPINION The lie at the heart of Australia’s de facto COVID-19 strategy is about to be exposed Chris Uhlmann Nine News Political Editor … Continue reading Covid 19 and Risk
A Lighter Moment
My Favourite Commentator Nails It
Matt Ridley: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About ScienceThe Wall Street Journal, 9 October 2020 The scientific method remains the best way to solve many problems, but bias, overconfidence and politics can sometimes lead scientists astray The Covid-19 pandemic has stretched the bond between the public and the scientific profession as never before. Scientists … Continue reading My Favourite Commentator Nails It
Bill Gates, formerly CEO, chief software architect, and chair of Microsoft, and now devoting his brainpower and passion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has expressed reservations about how the US specifically, and the world on general, is handling the pandemic crisis. “If we had built up the diagnostic, therapeutic, and vaccine platforms, and … Continue reading The Virus
The Challenges of Modelling
Forecasting for COVID-19 has failed John P.A. Ioannidis1, Sally Cripps2, Martin A. Tanner3 1 Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, and Departments of Epidemiology and Population Health, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics, Stanford University, and Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford, California, USA2 School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney and … Continue reading The Challenges of Modelling
Witch-burning cure will be deadlier than the virus.
RJ SMITH Italian soldiers wait for coffins they took from the Bergamo area are unloaded at a cemetery near Milan in Northern Italy. Picture: AP 12:00AM APRIL 2, 2020 We are in the midst of the strangest event of our lives. Societies have shut down. Families and whole nations face financial ruin. Walking the streets … Continue reading Witch-burning cure will be deadlier than the virus.