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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.

Tea with a Scientist | Sucharit Bhakdi

Tea with a Scientist | Sucharit Bhakdi

PANDA’s Heike Brunner hosts a virtual tea-party and a deep conversation with Professor Sucharit Bhakdi from PANDA’s Scientific Advisory Council.
Immunology (6:01), The Whole Secret to Thinking (13:15), Covid-19 Vaccine (19:30), pre-symptomatic transmission (23:15) , masking healthy children (27:00).

PANDA launches Scientific Advisory Board

PANDA launches Scientific Advisory Board

Pandemics ~ Data & Analytics (PANDA) is proud to announce the formation of the PANDA Scientific Advisory Board. The Board will reinforce PANDA’s credentials and mission to provide independent, accurate and scientific analysis by reviewing research produced by the organisation to ensure accuracy in its scientific analysis.

Five reasons people stopped listening to Covid-19 modellers

Five reasons people stopped listening to Covid-19 modellers

Epidemiological modellers have made themselves irrelevant by producing work that failed to align with reality and they remain unrepentant in the face of overwhelming evidence of their failings. They made themselves irrelevant by choosing to support the hand that feeds them and allowing their work to be used to justify violations of our constitutional rights through illegal lockdowns that destroy lives and livelihoods on a daily basis.

Panda challenges Covid-19 experts to return to ‘reality’

Panda challenges Covid-19 experts to return to ‘reality’

Shayne Krige, a lawyer with Panda, says it helps the government to show a large number of deaths. “To establish that the lockdown regulations are rational, the government has to show, on an ongoing basis, that Covid presents a serious risk. And in order to show that the draconian lockdown measures the government adopted were proportionate to the harm, the number of people who could die needs to be high,” he says.