COVID19 Model Forecast Comparison

Below are links to the codebase of the major global COVID19 forecasting models to compare predictions and evaluate predictive performance:

Considering the poor predictive performance of all COVID19 models, there is lively debate about the usefulness of forecasts and alternative scenarios for policy decision makers when dealing with complex pathogens and potential policy responses in high causal density environments.

Many argue that doomsday predictions scared both political leaders and the public and caused bad or suboptimal policy responses that caused significant damage to society.

Should the creators and institutions of such doomsday predictive models have exposure to civil and criminal liability?