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Let’s flatten the coronavirus confusion curve

A wave of confusion and misinformation spread rapidly across the internet on Thursday, like . . . a virus. But you can always count on Alphaville to flatten the confusion curve; to squash the stupefaction sombrero, if you will. So here we are. There are currently a few strands of befuddlement, all of which we will attempt to address here. Loosely they are as follows:That the lead author of the influential Imperial College report on strategies to slow the spread of coronavirus, Neil Ferguson, had drastically revised his models, and had even “admitted he was wrong”.That the reason for this revision was that he had now realised that the number of people infected was actually far higher than he had initially thought. (The reason this link was made by some people was because of another study,

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