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.
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PANDA believes that the people of South Africa will do the right thing if they are empowered with accurate information. This team’s purpose has been to consider all of the science and to separate the good science from the bad and promote the former.
Likely Consequences of the COVID-19 Lockdown are highlighted by Ivor Cummins and PANDA’s Nick Hudson as they interpret the pandemic data. (24 min video version)
Doctor Yeadon debunks the second lockdoown and explains the facts behind his conclusion. In a very frank interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer of talkRADIO, Dr. Mike Yeadon, former scientific adviser to Pfizer, gets to grips with many of the myths and untruths being...
PANDA’s Nick Hudson on the so-called “second wave” of cases with no commensurate pandemic surge in deaths, as well as Covid’s seasonality.
Professor Alex van den Heever, from Wit’s School of Governance; Nick Hudson, coordinator of Panda; and Mike Schussler, head of econmists.co.za; talk about what we have learned so far about lockdowns that should be guiding our decision making as we chart a course ahead.
PANDA’s Ian McGorian discusses current weaknesses in official COVID-19 statistics and gives an in-depth explanation of those that matter. Whilst the official narrative on the COVID-19 pandemic can best be described by Disraeli’s quote, “Lies, damned lies and statistics”, in a webinar with the Centre for Risk Analysis, McGorian clearly explains the facts about COVID-19 using PANDA’s analysis of the available data.
There is a persistent narrative that South Africa’s official COVID-19 death tally is significantly undercounted because reported excess deaths are higher than the official COVID-19 death toll. It is time to dispel the three most prominent myths around South Africa’s excess death reporting.
The Great Barrington Declaration was spearheaded by Martin Kulldorff from Harvard Medical School, Sunetra Gupta from Oxford University and Jay Bhattacharya from Stanford University Medical School. Michael Avery speaks to Kulldorff and two of the three prominent South...
What is the Case Fatality Rate and the Infection Fatality Rate and how do they differ? Which data, published by the WHO, sent the world into Covid-19 lockdown and was that a reasonable choice? How accurate were governments’ models predicting COVID deaths in relation to actual deaths? PANDA explains CFR, IFR and takes a look at the current statistics for C-19 mortality.