Gupta, Heneghan etc - the claims that didn't age well - one year on

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Gupta, Heneghan etc - the claims that didn't age well - one year on

Post by bob sterman » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:20 pm

March 24th 2020

An early classic from Sunetra Gupta - just one day into the first UK lockdown and she's reassuring us that half the population have probably already been infected - and we're tantalizingly close to something that rhymes with "turd impunity"...

Coronavirus may have infected half of UK population
https://www.ft.com/content/5ff6469a-6dd ... bea055720b

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Re: Gupta, Heneghan etc - the claims that didn't age well - one year on

Post by snoozeofreason » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:36 pm

September 20 2020
There is “no evidence” of a second wave of coronavirus and the government cannot afford a “harsh” second lockdown, a top scientist has said.

Professor Carl Heneghan, director for the centre of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, called for Boris Johnson to take a “a slower, analytical approach” ahead of a “long winter” beset by Covid-19 and other flu-like infections.

It comes after the prime minister warned a second wave “is coming” on Friday, as he hinted further restrictions were likely to follow this week.
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ ... 79b6765e92
In six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them. The human body was knocked up pretty late on the Friday afternoon, with a deadline looming. How well do you expect it to work?

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Re: Gupta, Heneghan etc - the claims that didn't age well - one year on

Post by bob sterman » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:42 pm

snoozeofreason wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:36 pm
September 20 2020
oooh - you've jumped ahead to their 2nd wave of denialism. I was planning to post all the golden oldies first. Starting with more classics from Gupta such as...

"We've almost reached herd immunity" (April), "Now we've almost reached it" (May), "No seriously I mean it this time, we really are nearly there" (June) etc etc.

Building up to Heneghan's unforgettable claim in August that, after the first wave, COVID-19 had become a "low impact, weak disease"

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Re: Gupta, Heneghan etc - the claims that didn't age well - one year on

Post by sTeamTraen » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:32 pm

A period of silence on their part (parts?) would be most welcome.
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Re: Gupta, Heneghan etc - the claims that didn't age well - one year on

Post by bob sterman » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:16 am

March 24th 2020

Heneghan before he drank the Kool-Aid and lost all touch with evidence - actually talking sense and warning of the dangers of asymptomatic transmission, almost emphasising the importance of the asymptomatic testing he began to ridicule later....

https://twitter.com/carlheneghan/status ... 0113980418

This one only doesn't age well in the sense that it doesn't hint at the 2nd wave of dangerous Heneghan stuff to come.

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