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AIER – Lockdowns are no substitute for focused protection

AIER – Lockdowns are no substitute for focused protection

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.

Burning Platform | Don’t PANDA to Big Pharma

Burning Platform | Don’t PANDA to Big Pharma

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.

Facts -not fear- will stop the pandemic

Facts -not fear- will stop the pandemic

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.

COVID-19, The Vaccine and the Betrayal of Sub-Saharan Africa

COVID-19, The Vaccine and the Betrayal of Sub-Saharan Africa

The ‘Global Health Community’ that previously prioritised diseases such as HIV, TB and the big child killer, malaria, implicitly considers avoidable deaths due to interrupted healthcare an acceptable cost in the attempt to reduce transmission of SARS-COV-2.

A ‘fake news’ boomerang – Daily Friend

A ‘fake news’ boomerang – Daily Friend

PANDA believes that the people of South Africa will do the right thing if they are empowered with accurate information. This team’s purpose has been to consider all of the science and to separate the good science from the bad and promote the former.