The UK's coronavirus policy may sound scientific. It isn't
Opinion: By [NYU Tandon Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering] Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Yaneer Bar-Yam
When, along with applied systems scientist Dr Joe Norman, we first reacted to coronavirus on 25 January with the publication of an academic note urging caution, the virus had reportedly infected fewer than 2,000 people worldwide and fewer than 60 people were dead. That number need not have been so high.