If anyone in a private business that had such a shocking track record with their computer modelling, they would be looking for a different job. The foot and mouth debacle which Ferguson had a hand in is explained in this very interesting documentary and shows a long standing relationship between Imperial College and their use to government when scary figures are needed. The fact they're consistently shown to be wildly inaccurate time and again doesn't seem to matter. Imperial College (who employs Ferguson) have received over $200m from Bill Gates over the last 15 years or so...here are some more entities who have had payments from Bill Gates; Chris Whitty - Chief Medical Officer The BBC The Guardian Johns Hopkins University Gavi - one of the biggest funders is the UK Gov...here's a line from their site; "Long-term commitments to Gavi in the form of direct contributions from donors and investors allow us to provide programme predictability to countries as well as to shape vaccine markets." my emphasis added. It's a business. WHO (now their biggest funder since The US pulled out.