Where we are today

The situation is stark in the U.K. and can be explained in a few short statements.

COVID 19 is a terrible disease that continues to have…

(With apologies to Salt ‘n’ Pepa)

I think we can all agree that the government in the U.K. has taken action too late – once again — in its reaction to rising COVID 19 hospitalisations. We can debate the efficacy and appropriateness of the actions taken because – as noted…

Yesterday (January 5th 2021) the Guardian newspaper printed an editorial suggesting that Boris Johnson relies on PR rather than effective action when it comes to COVID 19. …

This morning (2nd June), as usual, I checked the papers. This headline stood out from the Guardian landing page:

Source: Guardian.co.uk

This is in the Covid-19 section, so I assumed the 2 metre rule means the rule that in the UK we should stay 2 metres apart from people outside of our…

This is an opinion piece – the topic being discussed is highly emotive and I have tried to base my opinion in science and logic as much as possible.

I have been a governor at local primary schools in my area for 5 years. These are schools my children attend…

Care Home fatalities due to COVID 19 have gone from being underestimated to being overestimated.

Excess death calculations in a population that is growing and getting older overestimate COVID 19 related deaths

The change in testing strategy through April in the UK and other countries gives a misleading impression of…

A recent report leaked by from the U.K. treasury shows the expected cost of the lockdown of the U.K. economy. This is only the fiscal cost, and does not include the costs to individuals who lose their jobs or lost revenues as demand craters. Overall we believe the true cost…

There must be enough data around Covid 19 mortality and transmission risk to give every individual an indication of the risk of death, risk of organ damage, risk of getting the disease, and risk of transmitting the virus on if you have it.

The insurance industry determines premiums based on…

A conversation overheard between a normal adult (NA) and a risk specialist (RS).

NA: Have you seen this??!!

RS: What?

NA: The government wants us to send Johnny and Victoria back to school on June 1st. Since when did ‘stay at home’ stop being the sane thing to do!

RS…

The UK government released some of the documents from it’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) meetings and other supporting groups. Most of the papers come from the behavioural and modeling sub-committees. The UK government has been accused of a lack of transparency about this advice. …

Mark Artherton, CFA

Independent ESG Research and data analysis at Inteqres. Over 20 years experience in Research.

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