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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.

Dr. Panos G. Adamopoulos – Greece

W0W.... Unique Data Site.... Bravo. (Un)Fortunately I do not have a personal"SARS-CoV-2" story to share, but only a first-hand affair of the Human Nemesis that trails all of us and try to render a vāde mēcum of our status quo; there is escape not only hope, at...

Rick Kershaw – Canada

First, thank you for compiling this data and making it available to the general public. I am retired and can remember in Canada when we did not have government provided healthcare. As HC progressed in the country more restrictions seem to have been placed on doctors...

Biznews: Busting Myths about Cases

Biznews: Busting Myths about Cases

We must all be wary of a second wave being manufactured by increases in testing that are presented to us as an increase in cases. It is foolhardy to focus our attention on one disease alone instead of the overall impact of policy choices we make. When we do focus on one disease alone, we should certainly not focus on positive tests but rather on death and hospitalisation data.

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.

Ian McGorian discusses statistics with CRA

Ian McGorian discusses statistics with CRA

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.

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.