Like a bad smell.....
In the video above the immunity prof says that modelling is based on using a margin of error that can let them off being so far out and above with overestimated death figures but can't be allowed to underestimate deaths. This is like you say above. If you state that there will be 100000 deaths but due to measures you put in place there are only 50000 it makes you look good.Going with the flow is a far safer option.Even if it doesn't work too well you can always claim that everyone else was doing it and get yourself off the hook and stay in a job...... Perhaps that's a bit cynical but I'll wager it's not too far away from the truth. In fairness I suppose you have to balance that out with if the herd immunity approach was adopted ( still with restrictions of course) and it failed then those advocating it would be strung up. Mind you in that case we'd have all snuffed it so it wouldn't matter.
Joking aside and I'm not sure how many there are but I'd like to see head to heads between the Stadlers of this world and those putting forward the popular views...I doubt that we'll see it too often though..