Though the date of this post is given as 4 May, it contains three articles written between 4th and 22 May, in response to the rapidly evolving situation as the pandemic began, and a video of a discussion organised by the Valdai Club. The first ‘How many need die?’, was circulated informally but never published. The ideas were presented in a forum organised by the Valdai Club in which Karl Friston of the UK’s Independent SAGE group took part, which can be viewed as a video. My presentation was published on my Academia site. A new but shorter version was then published by the Valdai Club. Finally, I produced a paper directed at the disastrous ‘Herd Immunity’ strategy of the UK’s Johnson government, which has likewise not been published until now.
All three papers can be downloaded here, and the video can be viewed by following the link above.