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I'm not going to say much about this story on the Telegraph's front page except to say: You read it here first. I pointed out that children under the age of 15 were more likely to be struck by lightning than die of COVID-19 on May 23rd. Remember folks. If you want tomorrow's news today. read Lockdown Sceptics. Nature Joins the Resistance Professor Neil Ferguson takes the British Cabinet on a stroll on the cliffs of Dover Nature, Britain's leading scientific journal, has enthusiastically endorsed a campaign calling for academia to be "shut down". More specifically, the campaign wants Stem subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – to be "shut down". Crikey, I thought when I first read it. I know I had a crack at Neil Ferguson's latest paper in Nature in yesterday's update, but I wasn't expecting the editor to react by calling for the closure of Imperial College, along with every other British university. The paper wasn't that bad. Couldn't Nature just retract it and move on? Turns out, it was just a way for the editor to signal his support for the Black Lives Matter movement which, among other things, wants to "dismantle capitalism". Phew. For a second there I thought Nature had abandoned its commitment to the pursuit of truth and joined the radical ...

June 2020
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