Imperial College London is home to Neil Ferguson, who predicted that 2 million people would die in America — only to pull back and, like Emily Litella, say, "Never mind." This would also be the same Neil Ferguson who, having started a panic, cheated on the lockdown.
Despite his lockdown shaming, Ferguson is still causing problems. Schachtel reports:
In a presentation last week as part of the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium, Volz explained how he was in the "early stages" of his thought process on the new mutation, and has admitted that his information, which was transmitted to the world by Boris Johnson, is not particularly useful.
"We're still basically in the very early stages. We basically have one month of growth," Volz stated, adding that "the growth rate" in cases of the new variant "does appear to be quite a bit larger," before again sowing more doubt about his analysis.
Volz continued, warning that "trends you see early on don't always pan out."
"It's really too early to tell, but this is the current state of our knowledge," Volz adds, in revealing the 70% number of projected increased transmissibility over a compared variant.
Schachtel has more information on the ideologically driven science that Ferguson and Volz are pushing, which is based on cherry-picked data and an unshakeable belief that stopping the world from functioning will stop viruses from doing their virus thing.
G.K. Chesterton famously said, "When a man stops believing in God, he doesn't believe in nothing, he believes in anything." Somehow, I feel there's another aphorism lurking near that concept. Perhaps one could say that "When a society starts believing that science has replaced God, it mindlessly believes anything prefaced with the word 'science.'" Certainly, that's what we're seeing with the new panic coming out of England and infecting the rest of the world.