Victorian officials dismiss claim of 'secret modelling' showing daily Covid cases of 1,100 next week

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Period6 Aug 2020

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  • TitleVictorian officials dismiss claim of 'secret modelling' showing daily Covid cases of 1,100 next week
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletGuardian
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date6/08/20
    DescriptionAssociate Prof Michael Brown, from Monash University’s school of Physics and Astronomy, has expertise in statistical models and said the model immediately raised a number of red flags.

    “It has a weird symmetry to it, where the cases fall at the same rate they rise,” he said. “There is no reason for that to happen, and it’s not motivated by science. This modelling doesn’t account for or show how the virus propagates, or how it spreads, or how it spreads given various restrictions.”
    Producer/AuthorMelissa Davey
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/06/victorian-officials-dismiss-claim-of-secret-modelling-showing-daily-covid-cases-of-1100-next-week
    PersonsMichael Brown

Keywords

  • Science
  • science communication
  • Media
  • coronavirus
  • statistics
  • Victoria