All posts tagged: Neil Ferguson

Meet the man behind the lockdowns, Neil Ferguson

I love coincidences. The same week that NBC News did a report on how Sweden’s decision not to implement a full lockdown in response to COVID may have been the best approach, the Daily Mail took another look at Neil Ferguson, the UK epidemiologist who panicked the world into implementing lockdowns.

The secret life of Neil Ferguson?

You may not know who Neil Ferguson is, but he is an epidemiologist from England’s Imperial College who some suggest may have single-handedly contributed to the destruction of the world economy. You see, Ferguson developed a computer model to track the spread of viruses and based on his projections he stated that the Coronavirus could potentially kill 2.2 million people in the US and 500,000 people in England. These were staggering numbers and people immediately used these projections to push for lock downs around the world that resulted in millions of people losing their jobs. But some were suspicious and became more suspicious because there was allegedly some resistance to releasing the computer model used for these projections, so others could test it. Ferguson, who worked on an advisory committee for the UK government, was also pushing the country’s stay at home orders and when he was caught breaking those same orders through a tryst with a married woman, his insulated world started falling apart. All eyes were on him and Ferguson was forced to …

Oh, the irony

You probably don’t know who Neil Ferguson is, but he is the guy that started the “panic-demic” aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in several countries, states and cities implementing stay-at-home orders and lock downs of their respective jurisdictions.

Massive reduction in COVID-19 death predictions for Britain?

A study by London, England’s Imperial College, released in mid-March, stated that without significant measures COVID-19 plague could potentially kill 2.2 million people in the US and 500,000 people in Britain. These apocalyptic predictions were result of computer modeling predictions led by Neil Ferguson, who some consider the pre-eminent epidemiologist in the world. Based on these projections, countries around the world implemented Draconian measures that resulted in millions of people losing their jobs. But then the week following, there was a significant downgrade to Ferguson’s predictions. According to the website New Scientist, at a presentation this week before a parliamentary committee in London, England, Ferguson provided a small update to those numbers. Ten days after predicting 500,000 deaths, Ferguson stated that only 20,000 people would die in Britain and according to New Scientist, the number of deaths “could be much lower.” During his presentation Ferguson apparently added that because of underlying conditions and older age, over half of those would probably have died this year anyway. This new estimate compares to the approximate 29,000 people …