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.
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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.
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.
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.
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)
talkRADIO in discussion with Prof. Sunetra Gupta, co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, on test and trace methodology, lockdown devastation and scientific debate, or the lack thereof.