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How modelling helps us understand and deal with the pandemic.

Introduction Fighting this COVID-19 pandemic requires a good grasp on how the virus spreads, impacts health care demand and could be managed. This bulletin highlights some examples of how mathematical modelling has contributed to the understanding and intervention of this … Continue reading

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Suppression vs Mitigation. What’s this all about?

Introduction Put simply the community of nations is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by trying to implement a suppression strategy.  The UK government initially proposed an alternative mitigation strategy never before tried in any recorded history, but has now moved … Continue reading

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Social distancing – UK is not like China!

A new paper “An international comparison of the second derivative of COVID-19 deaths after implementation of social distancing measures” has received some attention over the weekend. Perhaps because it was published by individuals from the same university, the paper has … Continue reading

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A heart-warming story from Transport for London

It’s not easy telling your customers not to use your service, but that’s what TFL bosses Chris Macleod, Vernon Everitt and others have been doing for the past few weeks. But as inner-Londoners know, not every form of transport is … Continue reading

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The E , S and G of this pandemic.

This blog calls on us all to be kind to each other  I believe that the way individuals and businesses behave to each other during the coming months will make a material difference to our day to day lives. But … Continue reading

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So what is a Coronavirus?

In the second paper shared by the C19 Group, Nicola Oliver tells us what Coronaviruses are and how they can be deadly. She explains why they impact in different ways. Thanks to Nicola and Stuart and other members of the … Continue reading

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How savers can change the world

Direct involvement with the way your savings are invested I spent time (on Zoom)  with a young entrepreneur  whose business it is to get people to change the behaviours of companies they invest in. I won’t go into detail about … Continue reading

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Bored? Why not save humanity?

  By circuitous serendipity I have something to excite your braincells which could help us stabilise the economy, relieve pressure on healthcare systems and relieve suffering. http://www.PandemicChallenge.com The competition is a lure, the prizes are incentives. The objective is to … Continue reading

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Mothball or keep going?

Many small businesses are faced with a stark choice. Should they go into lockdown and effectively mothball what they have – for later reuse? Or should they move on and find a way to deliver some or all of their … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – 5 reasons to stay calm

80% of us will get it- you are not alone
Yes , this virus is going to cost you, but not enough to make you ill
If you get it now – lucky you.
If you get it later, it won’t seem so weird.
One day you’ll die, this is a wake up call . Continue reading

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