There has been lots of speculation as to why the UK delayed lockdown compared with other countries; why it was slow to increase viral testing capacity; and why the NHS was left so poorly prepared. Now is not the time to look backwards. Neither would I want to place any criticism on modellers. Rigorous modelling is done by clever modellers; but the design and testing of models, including the assumptions built into models and the questions that modellers have been asked to help answer, is a collective responsibility. … [Read more...] about Faith in coronavirus modelling is no substitute for sound political judgment
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Sir Simon said: "This year has been the most challenging in NHS history, with staff displaying extraordinary dedication, skill and compassion to care for the 100,000 patients with COVID-19 who needed specialist hospital treatment and many others besides. … [Read more...] about Clap for Carers to return for one more week to mark NHS 72nd birthday
The UK and England stand out for the geographical spread of the first wave, and also the persistence of the period of excess deaths afterwards, which only formally ended this week. One theory that could explain this pattern is that the post-February half-term return of families from Italy and Spain spread the virus to every city, town and more in the country. Every region of England and nation of the UK had thousands of registered Covid deaths, and notable excess deaths. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What do global death patterns reveal about the UK?
Maxwell used her impeccable social contacts, like her friendship with the Prince, to introduce Epstein, a gardener's son, to society. In return, she used the financier's millions to support a lavish lifestyle which included a home on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a wardrobe of designer clothes and helicopter lessons. … [Read more...] about From socialite to ‘child sex-trafficker’: How Ghislaine Maxwell grew up as the ‘favorite’ daughter of disgraced newspaper baron Robert and went from mixing with royals, politicians and moguls to ‘procuring minors’ for billionaire pedophile Epstein
Christo and his large-scale artworks 'The Mastaba' in London (2018) Like the air packages, variations on the idea of the mastaba regularly appeared in Christo's works. The pyramid, modeled after an Ancient Egyptian tomb, was a temporary installation in London's Hyde Park in 2018. The 7,506 oil barrels stacked on a floating platform were Christo's first major outdoor project in the UK. … [Read more...] about ‘Wrapped Reichstag’ artist Christo dies, aged 84