Who don’t understand it either and will bang on about ‘U turns’, incompetence, etc.And if he had not produced the numbers and science then just how loud would the howling be from the media?
In Baghdad each morning we were subjected to the BUA ((battlespace update/assesment). It was a PowerPoint fest but the Iraquis were only allowed to see it, they did not have access to the slides which were incredibly complex. I took time out (I had access to them after the event) to have a tot up. Of the half dozen or so regular update slides the average number of daily changing bits of data was over 400. One hell of a "Kim's Game"Those PowerPoint slides are getting ever more complicated. What % of the Population actually understands the Science? Having just watched it, I was reminded of some of the mind numbingly boring lectures I used to sit through at HQ Land.
The Beeb had the right idea - Boris and his sidekicks have been booted off, in favour of Strictly Come Dancing - we’re all doomed!
Ok I am surprised, much more than I expected. But the data was quite startling too so I don't think there was anywhere else to go.
What do you want him to say? FFS, we are all affected and he is, according to the data, right to shut down and try and get this virus tamed.Well I'm singularly unimpressed by the much delayed Downing Street press conference (and the BBC's coverage). It has obviously taken them all day to get their ducks in a row and the two scientists looked as if they would rather be anywhere else. We had slides with the captions cut off and the signing jack-in-the-box obscured much of the legends. Johnson went into his familiar bull-shit barrage. What a way to lead a country.
I don't disagree with what you say about the projections, but there was enough in the data, obviously, to cause a significant change in policy. If there had been any chance of reaching a different policy conclusion you can bet your bottom dollar that's what the modelling would have show.The “data” is not startling. Most of what you were shown was projections. As someone who uses similar models in other contexts for a living, I assure you they can tell you anything you want them to.
On reflection an R number approaching 3 in the North West is quite startlingThe “data” is not startling. Most of what you were shown was projections. As someone who uses similar models in other contexts for a living, I assure you they can tell you anything you want them to.
What do you want him to say? FFS, we are all affected and he is, according to the data, right to shut down and try and get this virus tamed.
It will be interesting to see if at the end of the month, as students go home for Christmas, if this kicks off yet again.
I think people should be prepared for regular lockdowns until such time as we get a reliable vaccine in to the population and working.
Yes, that's absolutely right. You've highlighted two Arrsers who get more upset by someone dismissing their posts than they do by having someone argue the toss with them. I'm surprised you didn't spot that.