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How to use the Covid Live Feed | South Africa

How to use the Covid Live Feed | South Africa

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.

Anonymous – USA

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...

Covid-19 Business Watch: Lockdown Letdown

Covid-19 Business Watch: Lockdown Letdown

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.

Examining Excess Deaths Reporting

Examining Excess Deaths Reporting

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.

Excess Deaths

Excess Deaths

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.