PCR testing for COVID-19 aims to detect individuals with a high likelihood of being infectious. However, false positive test results lead to false diagnoses, unnecessary measures and distort the overall picture of the pandemic.
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An Analysis Of The Human & Economic Cost of Lockdowns In South Africa hosted by Peter Daniel with Nick Hudson.
I am a lucky individual who is able to be working through a lockdown. PCR testing and surface temperature monitoring are the parameters I must comply with to be able to continue work. I found out on a Friday night that if I wanted to come back to work on Monday I had...
PANDA’s Covid-19 Live Data Feed contains a wealth of global Covid-19 data. Ian McGorian takes the viewer through all the functions in detail.
The PANDA website hosts a comprehensive Covid-19 live data feed. This is a short tutorial by Ian McGorian, who created the dashboard, demonstrating how to get the most out of it with a specific focus on South Africa.
We must all be wary of a second wave being manufactured by increases in testing that are presented to us as an increase in cases. It is foolhardy to focus our attention on one disease alone instead of the overall impact of policy choices we make. When we do focus on one disease alone, we should certainly not focus on positive tests but rather on death and hospitalisation data.
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)
Doctor Yeadon debunks the second lockdoown and explains the facts behind his conclusion. In a very frank interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer of talkRADIO, Dr. Mike Yeadon, former scientific adviser to Pfizer, gets to grips with many of the myths and untruths being...
PANDA’s Nick Hudson on the so-called “second wave” of cases with no commensurate pandemic surge in deaths, as well as Covid’s seasonality.
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.