Lock-down and for thee, but not for me.
Neil Ferguson, the head scientist who insisted on a lock-down strategy as the only way to stop the virus from spreading, violated lock-down rules even though he tested postive for the virus in order to meet with his married lover, Antonia Staats.
Professor Neil Ferguson was the person who was most responsible for the fact that the whole world went into lock-down.
He was behind the now debunked and ridiculed Imperial College model which stated that millions will die in the the US and over half a million in the UK from Coronavirus unless everyone go into house arrest for months and avoid any contact with even their closest family and friends.
Ferguson repeating, in an interview to the BBC, his debunked claim that over 500,000 people will die in the UK alone without a complete lockdown. (minute 1:55)
This Imperial college model was the main factor behind almost every government in the world decision to go into lock-down, and remove their citizens most basic rights and freedoms while letting the economy implode.
Whether a lock-down was the right strategy or not is still not settled by any current scientific facts and studies, as countries like Sweden which did not go into lock-down actually fared much better than many other countries that did.
In fact according to the Imperial college model, almost 100,000 people should have died in Sweden since it failed to impose a lock-down.
As of today the death toll in Sweden from Covid19 is 2,941.
This wasn't the first time Ferguson and his models were wrong.
In 2002, Ferguson predicted that up to 50,000 people would likely die from exposure to BSE (mad cow disease) in beef. In the U.K., there were only 177 deaths from BSE.
In 2005, Ferguson predicted that up to 150 million people could be killed from bird flu. In the end, only 282 people died worldwide from the disease between 2003 and 2009.
In 2009, a government estimate, based on Ferguson’s advice, said a “reasonable worst-case scenario” was that the swine flu would lead to 65,000 British deaths. In the end, swine flu killed 457 people in the U.K.
Last March, Ferguson admitted that his Imperial College model of the COVID-19 disease was based on undocumented, 13-year-old computer code that was intended to be used for a feared influenza pandemic, rather than a coronavirus. Ferguson declined to release his original code so other scientists could check his results. He only released a heavily revised set of code last week, after a six-week delay.
So the real scandal is: Why did anyone ever listen to this guy?
In a statement, Prof Ferguson said on May 5, 2020:
"I accept I made an error of judgement and took the wrong course of action.
“I acted in the belief that I was immune, having tested positive for coronavirus and completely isolated myself for almost two weeks after developing symptoms."
The person behind the model that literarly locked down the whole world obviously didn't take it too seriously since after he was caught violating his own mandated social distancing and lock-down orders by illicitly meeting his married lover all throughout the lock-down period.
And if all of that wan't already bad enough, Professor Neil Ferguson did all of that after he tested positive for the virus.
The question arises, why should people follow the "science" regarding lock-down if the people who were the authors of that "science" don't follow it themselves?