Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 global pandemic, many issues have arisen that run contrary to historical precedents and known and practiced public health principles of the last century. This article discusses some of these issues.
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Fear of mutations that make their way around antibodies or vaccines is likely misplaced.
At stake is a crucial aspect of free speech. Though the Daily Maverick may consider PANDA’s speech inconvenient, it certainly does not constitute hate speech or defamation – two accepted limitations on free speech. The clear intention of the Daily Maverick article is to silence PANDA’s voice. Publishing personal information about selected members and their employers knowing that it was irrelevant to the topic of the article can have had no other purpose.
‘Many who were angered by our original points about lockdown, now own up to agreeing with them, but have dug up other reasons for carrying on being angry with us.’
PANDA looks at the events that brought their modelling approach into the spotlight and how that has influenced their journey through the COVID-19 pandemic.
PANDA is committed to evaluating all prior and current research on the effect of masking mandates in preventing the spread of viral diseases.