Yes, was slightly tongue in cheek!Much as I'd like to welcome this, it is yet another instance of the Mail printing the 'x is bad for you/ then good for you/ then bad for you' guff they often do.
)I think they've told us in the past that both red wine & chocolate both 'causes' and 'cures' cancer).
The modelling they report was done on the 7th of May with the caveat at that time - 'prediction is uncertain and expected to change over time'.
A team at the Singapore University of Technology plotted data from the pandemic to pinpoint the date cases will die out. The UK's pandemic could be over by September 30.www.dailymail.co.uk
The modellers processing the data took it down themselves on the 11th May replacing it with this disclaimer ...
"Disclaimer: Content from this website is STRICTLY ONLY for educational and research purposes and may contain errors. The model and data are inaccurate to the complex, evolving, and heterogeneous realities of different countries over time. Predictions are uncertain by nature. Readers must take any predictions with caution. Over-optimism based on some predictions is dangerous because it may loosen our disciplines and controls and cause the turnaround of the virus and infection, and must be avoided. Earlier predictions are no longer valid because the real-world scenarios have changed rapidly."
I've highlighted the crucial bit.
The Data-Driven Innovation Lab develops data science and artificial intelligence methods and tools to inform and inspire innovation decisions and planning at individual, company and government levels.ddi.sutd.edu.sg
Yet nearly 2 weeks later the Mail ignores the update.
Meanwhile also being reported that the virus is disappearing so quickly in the UK that the much heralded vaccine may be at risk because not enough people will catch CV to know whether the vaccine works!!! Oxford Uni need the virus to hang about to be able to test the vaccine. I really don't know whether to laugh or cry.