Understanding SA’s Covid models: 6 key points
It’s encouraging that scientists are being honest about the limitations of their models
Last week, health minister Zweli Mkhize convened a virtual meeting with the media in which a number of scientists released their models in a deluge of data.
Some of these models were created for the government, others were created by mathematical groups with an interest in understanding the epidemic’s impact on SA. After months of secrecy around the models used to predict the path of the virus in this country, the open meeting was a welcome change...