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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.

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.