Thanks for taking the time to respond.
I used the term "contrarian" according to the dictionary
, there was no implied element of being different just for the sake of it.
You can already see the chaos starting with corona because everyone is suddenly an expert.
You are right saying that everybody is suddenly an expert. But this is not related at all with models going public. My belief is that the verified experts should have the right to judge the models used in such critical decision making.
You are totally right. I think that the public deserves to know what is the metric they are trying to (min/max)imise and how they have reached this result.
And what counts as assumptions? This covers many, many fields: virology, economics, behaviour, politics. And we know from recent UK events that people will lie because they have agendas.
Not at all. There is no conspiracy element in my comments. What I would like to learn is if this is the best approach to minimize deaths in England. And how the impact in economy is factored in.
That is unless you think that there's a conspiracy to kill off certain sections of society! If that's where you are coming from, please state your assumption asap!