Covid and the Imperial College, John Hopkins University, and IHME

Last Update: June 5, 2020 at 4:28 pm

Source:  News for the Soul

Date:  June 4, 2020

Covid and the Imperial College, John Hopkins University, and IHME

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Covid and the Imperial College, John Hopkins University, and IHME


In each case, we have two common denominators: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation AND an inappropriate model for predicting covid.

Bill gates provides massive funding for both the Imperial College (pretty much owned by the Gates Foundation) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME – which is reportedly founded by the Gates Foundation according to a Fox 9 report) and the John Hopkins University (again majorly supported by the Gates Foundation). Each of whom is claimed to have provided hugely incorrect models for the coronavirus outbreak. The resulting widespread panic was based on models that are both outdated and inappropriate. In fact, the models provided false justification for government leaders to shut economies worldwide.

Let’s look at some quotes:

“Other experts, including some colleagues of the model-makers, are even harsher. “That the IHME model keeps changing is evidence of its lack of reliability as a predictive tool,” said epidemiologist Ruth Etzioni of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, who has served on a search committee for IHME. “That it is being used for policy decisions and its results interpreted wrongly is a travesty unfolding before our eyes….

The chief reason the IHME projections worry some experts, Etzioni said, is that “the fact that they overshot will be used to suggest that the government response prevented an even greater catastrophe, when in fact the predictions were shaky in the first place.” IHME initially projected 38,000 to 162,000 U.S. deaths. The White House combined those estimates with others to warn of 100,000 to 240,000 potential deaths.”

“The IHME model proved to be a total disaster.”

So who is the Imperial College and what does it have to with covid 19?

Many claim again, that the Imperial College is basically owned by the Gates Foundation.

Neil Ferguson is the professor with whom we have issue. Even more specifically, the model he used for predictions.

Neil Ferguson testified before the British Parliament and projected that death rates from covid 19 would be about 20% of the population.

“In March 2020, during the Coronavirus outbreak, the Gates Foundation awarded a more than $79 million grant to Imperial College London. The Imperial College London model, spearheaded by team leader Neil Ferguson, projected 2.2 million American casualties. The disastrous model led to Elon Musk lambasting Ferguson, who resigned as an adviser to the British government when he was caught flaunting the very lockdown that his numbers inspired. Imperial College London admits on its website that its research on arboviruses, which includes work on vaccine projections undertaken by Neil Ferguson himself is Gates-funded, stating, “Our research is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the US National Institutes of Health and the MRC.”

“Business Insider reports that Neil Ferguson’s MRC Center for Global Infectious Disease at Imperial College “gets tens of millions of dollars in annual funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and works with the UK National Health Service, the US Centres for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), and is tasked with supplying the World Health Organization with “rapid analysis of urgent infectious disease problems.” A job posting that opened in December 2019 and closed in January 2020 stated (emphasis added): “We are seeking an outstanding Research Lead for the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium ( This major collaborative initiative directed by Professor Neil Ferguson, is based within the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London and funded jointly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance ($11 million over 2016-22).”

Some of the predictions provided by the Imperial College:

Ferguson was behind the disputed research that sparked the mass culling of eleven million sheep and cattle during the 2001 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. He also predicted that up to 150,000 people could die. There were fewer than 200 deaths. . . .

In 2002, Ferguson predicted that up to 50,000 people would likely die from exposure to BSE (mad cow disease) in beef. In the U.K., there were only 177 deaths from BSE.

In 2005, Ferguson predicted that up to 150 million people could be killed from bird flu. In the end, only 282 people died worldwide from the disease between 2003 and 2009.

In 2009, a government estimate, based on Ferguson’s advice, said a “reasonable worst-case scenario” was that the swine flu would lead to 65,000 British deaths. In the end, swine flu killed 457 people in the U.K.”

AND…let’s read what Ferguson said

Last March, Ferguson admitted that his Imperial College model of the COVID-19 disease was based on undocumented, 13-year-old computer code that was intended to be used for a feared influenza pandemic, rather than a coronavirus. Ferguson declined to release his original code so other scientists could check his results. He only released a heavily revised set of code last week, after a six-week delay.”

Then we can look at what a code analyzer said of the model that Imperial College utilized to make the predictions:

Conclusions. All papers based on this code should be retracted immediately. Imperial’s modelling efforts should be reset with a new team that isn’t under Professor Ferguson, and which has a commitment to replicable results with published code from day one. 

On a personal level, I’d go further and suggest that all academic epidemiology be defunded. This sort of work is best done by the insurance sector. Insurers employ modellers and data scientists, but also employ managers whose job is to decide whether a model is accurate enough for real world usage and professional software engineers to ensure model software is properly tested, understandable and so on.”

The “flattening the curve” website is actually based on mathematical models rather than on empirical data. Like the issues with the Imperial College and the IHME, there is a huge gap between reality and the estimates provided.

The John Hopkins University model has also come under scrutiny.

And guess who once again, has made the largest contributions to the John Hopkins University – you guessed it, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The university put out a model for occurrences/deaths in India and ever since there has been repeated claims that they are not taking responsibility for it.

“New report co-authored by faculty w/ appointments at @JohnsHopkinsSPH uses strong scientific modelling based on available data & clear assumptions to help inform the #Covid19 response in India. Note: Its findings do not reflect the views of @JohnsHopkins.,” a tweet by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health said….

The 33-page report was published on 24 March and was instantly noticed for its dire prediction about the situation in India arising out of the spread of Covid-19 even as the country seemed to be doing a relatively better job than most others on combating the pandemic.”

Hmmm. What does that say about these predictive models that governments and various health organizations/agencies have been relying on?

Models that predict have huge issues – but using outdated models designed for other purposes can create devastating results. AND we have seen the results of this with covid.

As we keep saying…

  1. Do your research
  2. As much as you need to follow rules/guidelines that governments impose…you don’t need to get on the band wagon of fear and paranoia
  3. Keep your head above the water of false, inappropriate, predictions
  4. Know what you are in control of and what you are not and act accordingly