Prof Ferguson has been a key figure around the Government’s scientific community for years
Whenever Government ministers have been put in a sticky spot over their approach to their coronavirus pandemic their answer has always been the same: they are just following the science.
And by “following the science” they have often meant adhering to the advice of Neil Ferguson, the virus modeller from Imperial College London and a scientific adviser to the Government for 20 years.
It was his team’s forecast, on March 16, of 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic if no action was taken which is largely credited with convincing the Government to change course and impose the lockdown on Britain which could last a year.
Christopher Hope and Anna Mikhailova – The Telegraph – May 5, 2020.