The model United Kingdom experts, as well as many others around the world, have largely used to guide their coronavirus policies has been deemed “totally unreliable” by experts. To start with, the Daily Telegraph‘s report on the assessments done by technology professionals is damning.
The model, credited with forcing the Government to make a U-turn and introduce a nationwide lockdown, is a “buggy mess that looks more like a bowl of angel hair pasta than a finely tuned piece of programming”, says David Richards, co-founder of British data technology company WANdisco.
“In our commercial reality, we would fire anyone for developing code like this and any business that relied on it to produce software for sale would likely go bust.”
This is the model that said lockdown your economies and lock in your citizens. And it’s wrong.
Worse it’s from a man that has been wrong so many times it’s unknowable why anyone would still listen to him. So why did so many governments follow his model? Maybe because it was saying what they wanted to hear? “Destroy the Economy, destroy the Trump economy, win the election!”.