Check Your Models
The UK missed five digits of COVID cases due to an Excel error. Consultants, heed this advice.
As pupil of an aeronautical
PhD engineer, I learned Excel.
Its maths replace the square sclerotical
forebears on paper--talk about fixed cell...!
Part art of building such cash models lay
in tick and tie of details deep disguised.
Equation errors missed are swaddled, weigh
the outputs towards mistakes too oft outsized.
Such was the case when UK Public Health
missed near two thousand COVID cases each
of last ten days, so virus spread by stealth
without a contact traced. Worse this, than bleach?
Integrity is crucial in mankind.
In data, too. Math oughtn't be headlined.