Title Victorian officials dismiss claim of 'secret modelling' showing daily Covid cases of 1,100 next week Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Guardian Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 6/08/20 Description Associate 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/Author Melissa Davey URL https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/06/victorian-officials-dismiss-claim-of-secret-modelling-showing-daily-covid-cases-of-1100-next-week Persons Michael Brown
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