This is a roundup of information about Ferguson's Model. A 13 year old 15K line program used to simulate social movements and epidemiological modelling. The UK used it as the scientific basis of their lockdown.
I'm not saying that the UK should not have done the lockdown. What I am saying is that another weak point uncovered by the pandemic is shoddy software practices in science. We covered some of these issues a few years ago at the Palmy Bioinfo Meeting and made a workshop of it.
It is also important to note that not every country used this software to do their modelling.
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