Elon Musk called Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial College, a “tool” and blasted his research. A paper published by Ferguson and his team “persuaded” the British government to impose a ban. The U.S. and other governments have also learned from Ferguson’s advice.
The Daily Telegraph reported that Ferguson resigned as a Uk government adviser on Tuesday after he breached a Uk footing ban while dating his lover at his London home.
In a series of tweets Tuesday night, Musk attacked Ferguson, calling him an “absolute idiot” and a “tool.” One tweet said, “This guy, with his absurd pseudo-science, is causing the world a lot of trouble.” “
Musk himself has been critical of the ban during the new outbreak of pneumonia, and has recently even called it “fascist.” He has repeatedly tweeted that the global response to the outbreak has been excessive or lacking factual evidence.
Since ferguson’s model is based on predictions and assumptions, it is very difficult to prove that its conclusions are “false”. But his research has indeed been criticized by many epidemiologists.
Ferguson apologized for his misbehaviour, saying, “I think I’m immune, I’ve tested positive for my new coronavirus, and I’ve been isolated for about two weeks after symptoms.” I apologize for the breach of the fait age, which is designed to protect everyone. “