John Ioannidis, is a Professor of medicine, epidemiology and population health. He discusses the expertise needed to manage a pandemic, including the limitations of computer modelling versus the unpredictable behaviour of infections. Hosted by IHU Méditerranée-Infection on YouTube.
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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.
Nick Hudson in conversation with Jerm.
One of the most interesting features of the COVID-19 outbreak is the stark difference between mortality experience in different countries. No simple and plausible explanations that we are aware of have been advanced.
While our results explain roughly half of the inter-country variability, they appear to be far more robust than the current explanations in circulation. We are hopeful that other researchers will identify factors that can improve our model.
In this note, we present a model of deaths due to COVID-19 disease and attempt to explain differences between geographic regions using a few critical factors that are shaping policy decisions and scientific debates.