Ever get the feeling that the Government in British Columbia just makes it up as they go along? Suspect that there really is no rational or scientific basis for anything that they do?
As for the term “Bayesian”, it refers to: being, relating to, or involving statistical methods that assign probabilities or distributions to events (such as rain tomorrow) or parameters (such as a population mean) based on experience or best guesses before experimentation and data collection and that apply Bayes’ theorem to revise the probabilities and distributions after obtaining experimental data. (From Merriam)
By itself, a Bayesian approach isn’t too bad. The problem is when garbage data and assumptions go in, the inevitable result is garbage outcomes.
Apart from BC Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry’s repeated admissions of there being no scientific basis, the BCCDC has also revealed that information. They really do just make it up, and no one in the mainstream press bothers to call out any of this.
And what about the modelling that Bonnie is referring to? Who’s cooking up the models that are being used to strip away the rights of Canadians?
Previously On BC Government Reporting…..
According to the results of a freedom of information request, BC’s “Covid modelling” comes from a group of academics, primarily from the University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University. They also use open-source software from GitHub, which can be freely accessed.
The BCCDC tacitly admitted there was no science behind any of the measures they implemented. Instead, they deflected as it being “a rational approach”. But how rational can it be when there’s no hard science to support it?
While the software seems to be hosted on GitHub, bought in 2018 by Microsoft, it’s unclear who actually developed it, since the specific program isn’t listed. In any event, GitHub is a forum where software can be given a platform.
Who Are The People Running GitHub?
Many of the people running GitHub have ties to Microsoft and Google. Not too shocking since the $7.5 billion acquisition. That is quite interesting indeed, considering their respective roles in the “pandemic”. Both companies are part of VCI, the Vaccine Credential Initiative, and Microsoft helped launch ID2020 back in 2016. Same company that wants to give everyone a digital ID is also pushing the doomsday modelling to help justify the measures.
What else is GitHub up to? Here are just a few of their recent projects:
-An app to track vaccination bookings
-A notification system for vaccination bookings
-A vaccine passport app
-More on a vaccine passport
-A contact tracing app for Switzerland
–QR codes to prove vaccination status
–QR decoder for Quebec contact tracing app
It’s interesting that the modelling software is open source. Just a theory, but perhaps it’s done in order to drive business to the more lucrative side projects.
Who Are The “Experts” Doing The Modelling?
- Sean C. Anderson – Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Andrew M. Edwards – Department of Biology, University of Victoria
- Madi Yerlanov – Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
- Nicola Mulberry – Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
- Jessica E. Stockdale – Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
- Sarafa A. Iyaniwura – BCCDC, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
- Rebeca C. Falcao – BCCDC, Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
- Michael C. Otterstatter – BCCDC, School of Public Health, University of British Columbia
- Michael A. Irvine – British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute
- Naveed Z. Janjua – BCCDC, School of Public Health, University of British Columbia
- Daniel Coombs – Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
- Caroline Colijn – Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University
In the link provided in the FOI response, these are the people involved in conducting the computer modelling. University professors. People who spend their lives in institutions (and not the real world), produce predictions that the Government uses to justify medical tyranny.
And what do they use? Open source software hosted by a company owned by Microsoft and with Google associates. Hard data is lacking, and is replaced by assumptions.