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The pandemic model that’s spooking the UK government

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This has been doing the rounds for a while, but it’s worth reposting because as we move ever closer to the prospect of another countrywide lockdown the absurdity of our national (if not global) response to Covid-19 is becoming more self-evident. And by absurd we mean plainly contradictory in terms of messaging, logic and policy evolution.So here for your viewing pleasure is Caprice Bourret, the model once voted the world’s sexiest woman, going head-to-head with “experts” on the Jeremy Vine show back in March, while citing a body called “the Wu” to back her claims. It shows her pushing back against what was then broadly accepted public advice: that masks don’t help one bit, that travel bans are ineffective, and that a snap two-week national lockdown would not be enough to

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