Across the globe, official public health policy during the COVID-19 pandemic has been underpinned by the concern that people without disease symptoms may transmit the virus. Is this concern warranted?
“Fear has, as we know, been the key driver underpinning the relentless Covid-19 response and on the Pandemic Podcast we’ve already taken several deep dives into its devastating — and continuing — impact.
Laura Dodsworth, whose new book A State of Fear paints a chilling picture of the strategies and tactics deliberately used to engineer compliance with the raft of draconian measures flowing from Boris Johnson’s first lockdown announcement in March last year. We will be exploring the roles of the multitude of advisors and the Behavioural Insights Team, also known as ‘the nudge unit’.”
A Twitter thread by Abir Ballan that separates the Covid-19 facts from the fiction. Its time to stop existing and time to choose life.
CDC’s conclusion on mandates might appear to make sense unless one is familiar with the scientific data pertaining to the ineffectiveness of masking for prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
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.
Iván Iriarte (PANDA): “Contra la pandemia se han tomado medidas que hasta 2020 estaban totalmente desaconsejadas”
Respuesta a la pandemia de Covid-19, tanto la OMS como las instituciones sanitarias de todo el mundo han desechado los protocolos existentes para hacer frente a pandemias y han adoptado medidas.
Nick Hudson on the South African government’s avoidance of data in decision-making throughout the pandemic – Reliable data; an essential component of effective policy formation.
To beat COVID hysteria, we must ridicule and laugh.
Ridicule the response.
Laugh at the lunacy.
Reject the fear porn.
Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 global pandemic, many issues have arisen that run contrary to historical precedents and known and practiced public health principles of the last century. This article discusses some of these issues.
A journalist from the Daily Maverick submitted a series of questions to PANDA for comment. This is our full response.