This is an article by Alistair Haimes, who has worked with data professionally for 25 years. Alistair has recently published two articles in the Critic magazine.
Please: don’t tell me we’ve suspended civil liberties, shut our schools and put our economy into a coma just because it’s turned up later than these germs normally do? Have we honestly moved 8 million people (and counting) onto the government’s payroll over a virus that has done little more than miss its train?
Continuing my “what-if” of how things would have looked if #COVID had hit in mid-winter rather than spring, with no lockdown; versus select recent bad influenza years for comparison of death-toll. pic.twitter.com/YXigASJzq7
— Alistair Haimes (@AlistairHaimes) May 12, 2020
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