Panda challenges Covid-19 experts to return to ‘reality’
If it’s wrong, fix it
The official consortium model incorrectly predicted the peak of the Western Cape in July or August. Mistakes are to be expected when academics are projecting the spread of a new disease. In May, those scientists repeatedly used the word “uncertainty” to describe the epidemic.
But with so much learnt globally about Covid-19 in the past two months, isn’t it time to adjust the models? Updating hypotheses is not unusual; it is the definition of what scientists do.