Wuhan Press Conference 25 Feb 2020

It seems a world away since Dr Bruce Aylwood gave his press conference on 25 Feb 2020 on his return from China with teams looking at how China has dealt with COVID-19 Dr. Bruce Aylward, International team lead for the World Health Organization-China joint mission on COVID-19 held a news conference in Geneva and toldContinue reading “Wuhan Press Conference 25 Feb 2020”

You Thought The ‘R’ Number Was Exact

From The Times – reported in the 30 January 2021 issue of The Week Numbers influence social policy, says Ed Conway, but none have had such a huge impact on our lives as the “R number”. We know it’s a measure of how many people, on average, someone with Covid is likely to infect. WeContinue reading “You Thought The ‘R’ Number Was Exact”

Not Safe, Not Safer, Not Safe

Reprinted from my article on NoMorePencils Remember the Exxon Valdez that ruptured when it hit a reef off the coast of Alaska? The oil tanker owned by the Exxon Shipping Company, spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989. It caused the world’s biggest maritime environmental disaster.Continue reading “Not Safe, Not Safer, Not Safe”