History will record Covid-induced lockdowns as the product of pseudoscientific ideology, manifestations of an unprecedented mass hysteria and drummed-up fear.
We realise that in recent weeks we have become the irritable and potentially dangerous version of the PANDA, and we’d like to give some background to how we arrived at this point. From late April we have been worried that the cost of lockdown, measured in terms of impact on human lives, would significantly outweigh any benefits.
Just as one group of modellers goes to ground after getting things catastrophically wrong for foreseeable reasons, a new one emerges to repeat the trick. A game of modeller whack-a-mole, anybody?