Someone once told him heís good at spotting inconsistencies in data and know he thinks he knows better than experts in the field. Heís allowed his opinion, heís a bright enough guy and genuinely a nice bloke. I feel he made some comments early in the epidemic and is trying to pick out trends, probably unintentionally, that back up his opinion because the cognitive dissonance is too great to allow him to do otherwise
On the, this guy knows more than anyone on here; I have a PhD in virology a masters in virology and public health, have worked on viral elimination plans and the people who currently advise the government know way more than me.
Iíd recommend watching the BBC documentary Lockdown 1.0
Lockdown 1.0 - Following the Science?, Lockdown 1.0 - Following the Science?: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000pjr1 via @bbciplayer
Think what it would have been like for the Italian doctors picking who got any kind of treatment as patients stacked u on trolleys. When we say the NHS is x days from collapsing itís based on projected case numbers vs available beds. This virus, unchecked, is capable of doubling cases in a couple of days
One of the studies the company I work for contributed medicine to had to exclude data from Italy because the death rate was so high in both arms of the study. The hospitals werenít coping and patients were dying untreated. Absolutely horrific.
The solutions available to us right now are simple. If youíve touched anything outside home wash your hands, try to cough into your elbow not your hands, wear a mask, limit contact with people as much as possible and take the vaccine when itís available to you. This you know already, itís not some grand conspiracy
Rant over, as you were