A British scientist who predicted 2.2 million Americans would be killed by Coronavirus is now changing his prediction.
British scientist Neil Ferguson, had originally published a report that predicted 2.2 million Americans and half a million British individuals would be killed by the Coronavirus unless both the U.S. and the U.K. shut down for 18 months.
He is now walking back those predictions saying he feels "reasonably confident" that both healthcare systems can cope with the new predicted peak of the pandemic.
Testifying before the U.K.’s parliamentary select committee on science and technology Ferguson is now saying he predicts U.K. deaths from the disease will not exceed 20,000, and could be much lower.
Although he has not issued any official retraction or apologies for his incorrect predictions but he did acknowledge it was impractical to keep the country in an isolated lockdown for 12 to 18 months, especially because of the impact on the economy.