Ferguson’s Fall, Imperfect Polling and Messy Modelling

As Neil Ferguson is revealed to have broken the lockdown that his infamous computer model insisted we must institute, we talk about poetic justice, elitism and whether Professor Ferguson should ever have been trusted based on his catastrophic track record.

We also take a look at the computer code behind the Imperial College model and why it should never, ever have been given the time of day.

Andrew observes different responses to the Ferguson’s fall from grace from the political left and right, whilst wondering if Carol Cadwalladr is actually a creation of Andrew Doyle and Nic asks whether Universal Basic Income could work for healthcare.

Finally, we ask why do the polls show such support for the lockdown and for not relaxing it? Nic has a theory but do you agree?

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