The UK has a pandemic plan. It reflects the democratic traditions of the nation, recognising that an informed and empowered public will voluntarily take action to protect themselves, their families and communities during a pandemic. Faced with SARS-CoV-2, the UK, along with most other countries and the World Health Organisation, discarded years of pandemic planning.
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PANDA’s aim is to offer an evidence-based pathway for policy makers and citizens by returning to long-established public health principles that uphold fundamental human rights. This comprehensive document provides the scientific backing to reopening society.
In this informative interview, Dr Lee tells you all you need to know to calm down and make sensible decisions about COVID. Send it to your loved ones and friends. Send it to all the contacts on your phone. Share it on all your social media.
“Unless we are really faced with an overwhelming threat, we should never coerce people. We should treat people like grownups. We should let them make their own risk-benefit assessments. We should let people live their own lives.” Dr. John Lee.
An interview with Keuringsdienst van Waarheid and Nick Hudson about his recent presentation, Time to reopen Society. Whether you are in favour of or against the corona measures, believe in the pandemic or not, are a vaccine refuser or a sleeve-rag; this is a presentation that everyone should have seen and heard!
The most vulnerable groups in the US, have been devastated by unscientific ineffective policies and have been hardest hit by Covid-19. The health of a nation is directly tied to the socioeconomic health of the nation, and the socioeconomic drivers that played a role in Covid-19’s severity cannot be ignored. Focused protection would have performed far better than lockdowns.
PANDA’s co-founder, Nick Hudson, was the keynote speaker at the March 2020 inaugural BizNews Investment Conference in South Africa. His talk negates the fear and gives clear reasons why the only thing to fear is fear itself in the story of the Covid-19 pandemic response.
Shayne Krige, Director at Werksmans Attorneys, explains the regulations that govern COVID-19 beach closures in South Africa.
Nick Hudson (PANDA) joins the Burning Platform to discuss what the data suggest about the effectiveness of lockdowns on a cost-to-benefit ratio. There’s a discussion around the media’s role in stoking pandemic panic, before moving on to the subject of a vaccine – its viability given a rapid public uptake after an equally rapid turnaround, and big Pharma’s push to get a solution to market without it first being peer reviewed.
Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Economics and Medicine at Stanford University, in conversation with Nick Hudson.
The media relish negative news. “If it bleeds it leads” still holds, and perhaps it’s never been truer than in the COVID-19 era. Every day the news highlights the spread of the virus and tells the sad stories of some of its victims.