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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 2 months ago

Why do 'experts' think they can predict the future of Covid-19 like weathermen predicting the weather?

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  • 2 months ago
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    That is what makes them experts. They can see the numbers of positive tests, plus cases, plus population density and deduce from there how many more will be infected and what needs to be done. 

    This is why the US has a big problem. Not enough tests are available, so the problem is bigger than they think. 

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  • 2 months ago

    But the model they were using based in London was way off as a lot more were suppose to catch the virus and die. Don't remember the numbers!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    a) WRONG FORUM

    b) Because "experts", called biologists and epidemiologists know a lot about viruses, and particularly about viruses similar to this one, and they can use many types of historical data points regarding outbreaks of such illnesses that with computer modeling they can fairly accurately predict the progress of a disease. 

    c) You're lucky that this virus doesn't just target ignorant people or you'd be in serious danger.

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  • 2 months ago

    They are about as accurate as weather forecasters are. There are computer models which determine the range of outcomes for the virus based on current knowledge.

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  • Robert
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    2 months ago

    Because they use known scientific fact and trends to show predicted future trends will be....just like the weatherman.

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  • 2 months ago

    Weather forecasting is an inexact science which has become more exact due to advances in modelling. The same applies to epidemiology. Why the quotes? How are they not experts, with their PhDs, university posts, decades of research and membership of an academic community?

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  • 2 months ago

    Because viruses move in very predictable patterns.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They have no control; but they want to feeeel like they do.

    They don't know. Tomorrow the stats could quadruple.

    It's funny to me how people think wiping down surfaces is going to help anything, when it's an AIRBORNE virus. It's in the air, people. Just like a cold or any flu: you catch it because it's in the air and your immune system is compromised.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Maybe “god” has spoken to them and revealed his plans for future spread and his intended mortality numbers. 

    • tenn
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      2 months agoReport

      Right, because the things people imagine God saying to them are so much more accurate than mathematical models using accurate data.

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  • Dooby
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Lots of numbers to use now. Smarty mathematicians can do smarty things.... there is no true chaos, only variables.

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  • Elise
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Well somebody has to do it.

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