Learning Lessons On The Use Of Models During COVID19

Greg Clark is the Chair of the Science and Technology Committee which has, along with the Health and Social Care Committee, been hearing oral evidence in their joint inquiry into lessons to be learned from the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

He made the following observation during one of his questions yesterday to Matt Hancock, the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care:

[…]It seems to me that everyone—certainly most people in the system—got bogged down in the modelling and the complexity, and did not step back to see the crude maths of it, if you like […]

Full transcript here.