https://asiatimes.com/2020/04/experts-and-models-can-they-show-us-their-math/

Experts and models – can they show us their math?

Awe of coronavirus models resembles run-up to 2008 financial collapse when Wall Street swooned over math PhDs
A model for our time? Jerry Lewis and Stella Stevens starred in The Nutty Professor, 1963. Photo: AFP / Collection Christophel / copyright Paramount Pictures
Excerpt:

“Indeed, the current ‘safer at home,’ ‘shut down the economy’ and ‘flatten the curve’ strategies are based on the assumption that stopping the movement of people and developing a proven vaccine will solve coronavirus infections.

And the only consistent rejoinder to people who question the need for all this hugely damaging action is: ‘Oh, then you want more people to die?’

A false dichotomy on steroids.

In fact, it appears the debate is controlled – and important decisions are made, unchallenged – by people who have government jobs, well-funded academic sinecures or secure pensions. I suppose that makes sense. After all, what would the lower orders know about such things? They’ve not done the modeling.”

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**Comment**

As to models:  https://www.newsweek.com/trump-advisers-doubt-white-houses-coronavirus-deaths-estimate-expert-says-it-appeared-rushed-1495908″I’ve looked at all the models.Excerpt:

I’ve spent a lot of time on the models. They don’t tell you anything. You can’t really rely upon models.” Dr. Anthony Fauci

“This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.” Dr. Fauci https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387

For more: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/04/06/wheres-the-evidence-supporting-the-drastic-measures-against-covid-19/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/03/30/how-deadly-is-the-coronavirus-its-still-far-from-clear-everything-is-set-up-to-show-high-numbers/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/03/28/epidemiologist-behind-highly-cited-coronavirus-model-drastically-downgrades-projection/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/03/27/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/03/19/revealed-basic-math-error-likely-cause-of-global-coronavirus-panic/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/03/31/doctors-challenging-coronavirus-crisis/

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