The PANDA website hosts a comprehensive Covid-19 live data feed. This is a short tutorial by Ian McGorian, who created the dashboard, demonstrating how to get the most out of it with a specific focus on South Africa.
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I am not a denier that we are amidst a health crisis. In these uncertain times our "esteemed" leaders are not informing the public but terrorizing them. The stats in the US are being manipulated to serve many purposes which quite honestly I do not understand. In the...
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)
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.
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.
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.
Nick Hudson created PANDA as a conduit for rational, data-driven analysis of COVID-19, and to examine the human and economic toll of extended lockdowns.
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.