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.
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PANDA’s Heike Brunner hosts a virtual tea-party and a deep conversation with Professor Sucharit Bhakdi from PANDA’s Scientific Advisory Council.
Immunology (6:01), The Whole Secret to Thinking (13:15), Covid-19 Vaccine (19:30), pre-symptomatic transmission (23:15) , masking healthy children (27:00).
State of the Market Podcast interviews Nick Hudson about coronavirus, lockdown effects and his recommended reading list.
All indicators suggest that lockdown has led to an increase in deaths and that this is what the excess death numbers tell us. It was entirely foreseeable that lockdown would cause deaths, and these deaths should have been factored into government policy.
Is a second wave coming for SA? Cape Talk’s Lester Kiewitt discusses the apparent second waves in Europe and SA with PANDA’s Piet Streicher.
Piet Streicher discusses ‘second waves’ in Europe, as well as extensive PCR Testing, with Mari Hudson on Radio Sonder Grense (RSG), in Afrikaans.
What is the difference between Case Fatality Rate and the Infection Fatality Rate? Which WHO data sent the world into Covid-19 lockdown? How accurate were governments’ models predicting COVID deaths? PANDA takes a look at the current statistics for C-19 mortality.
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.
Epidemiological modellers have made themselves irrelevant by producing work that failed to align with reality and they remain unrepentant in the face of overwhelming evidence of their failings. They made themselves irrelevant by choosing to support the hand that feeds them and allowing their work to be used to justify violations of our constitutional rights through illegal lockdowns that destroy lives and livelihoods on a daily basis.
If South Africa is 5th in the world for cases, what does that mean for us? A quick guide to cases, deaths per million & causes of death in RSA.