PANDA’s collective of scientists, actuaries, economists, data scientists, statisticians, medical professionals, lawyers, engineers and businesspeople now include professionals from across the world, contributing perspectives from their experiences in many different countries.
A Dynamic Project
We are an international community of researchers studying the outcomes and effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 mitigation policies.
The Price of Panic
The negative effects of lockdown are too often dismissed as small sacrifices, necessary to keep a highly deadly disease from spreading. These sacrifices are, in fact, neither necessary nor small, and the disease is only a threat to a minority of the population that can be protected without lockdowns. Sometimes, when major harms become hard to ignore, they are lamented as further damage caused by Covid, even though it is our panic-driven measures that are to blame. This is an effort to bring focus to the magnitude of suffering taking place around us because of lockdowns.
THE CENTRE FOR EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE
Rapid evidence reviews, data analysis and thought-provoking writing relating to the coronavirus pandemic, updated regularly.
Articles for independent media and journalists
Swiss Policy Research
Swiss Policy Research (SPR), founded in 2016, is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research group investigating geopolitical propaganda in Swiss and international media. SPR is composed of independent academics and receives no external funding.
Health Advisory & Recovery Team
H A R T
Over the last few months, many of the members who now make up HART have been busy independently researching and reviewing COVID-19 policy and related peer-reviewed studies. Many found that their work connected them to other academics via social media, where discussions started to take place around the best ways to respond to the developing situation. It soon became clear that in order to best help politicians evaluate the available evidence, a more official, more organised approach would be useful. HART was the result.
A medical perspective on Covid-19
Covid Medical Network
A group of senior medical doctors and health professionals concerned about the health impacts of the lockdowns used in response to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in Victoria and across Australia.