“The pandemic is over & Govt knows this”!

Interesting Twitter feed on Michael Yeadon’s thread

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Yardley Yeadon
@MichaelYeadon3

Had a chat today with my longest pal. We did our PhDs together in the 80s. I had a career in biomedical R&D, latterly founding a U.K. biotech. My friend has a largely academic career & is now a professor of immunology at a minor U.K. Uni. Credentials aside. He’s been speaking…
Yardley Yeadon
@MichaelYeadon3
…with a friend who’s something in PHE, involved in modelling the tail end of the pandemic. PHE guy tells my pal that “the pandemic is over & Govt knows this”. But he’s having running arguments with Neil Ferguson, who takes a different view. PHE guy says “no one had any…”
Yardley Yeadon
@MichaelYeadon3

Replying to

…confidence in Ferguson’s model & thinks he’s completely wrong on everything. He also disclosed that the false positive rate of the PCR test is “a lot higher than we (the public) think, and this has implications”. PHE guy is part of the team which advises HMG, who is worried..
Yardley Yeadon
@MichaelYeadon3

..that “if we tell the public it’s over, how will we get them to do what we want if needed?”. The psychologists in the team moderate the advice upwards, requesting tougher action than is actually needed. PHE guy then complains that “the media then take this the wrong way and…
Yardley Yeadon
@MichaelYeadon3

…get everything out of proportion”. My pal said he greatly enjoyed talking with his PHE contact, but got the strong sense that, with ‘conflict at the heart of the expert advisory group’, they’ve not clue how to get out of the hole they’ve dug for themselves.
Al W
@avw751

Replying to

There is a comment here how they had backed this pandemic. The epidemiologists, big pharma, public health etc had been banking on a pandemic and they backed this one early on thinking it would be the one! But it isn’t and they are now trying to make it the one!
Yardley Yeadon
@MichaelYeadon3

Continuing to use in surveillance a PCR test with a higher false positive rate than the prevalence of the virus is guaranteed to create a local ‘spike’ in cases upon demand. Notice they never tell you the # of tests per day anymore? I think it’s 130,000/d & someone’s coining it.
Yardley Yeadon
@MichaelYeadon3

Jess Driiver
@driverjess

675 false positives. Even when no real positives there will still be false +s. They can never get out of this mess oof test, test, test.
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