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The interview of Harvard & Standford Professors Martin Kulldorff, Jay Battacharya & Michael Levitt is the sanest appraisal of the C-19 situation I’ve heard. I know many won’t have 2 hours to watch, so here’s a summary.
What is the difference between Case Fatality Rate and the Infection Fatality Rate? Which WHO data sent the world into Covid-19 lockdown? How accurate were governments’ models predicting COVID deaths? PANDA takes a look at the current statistics for C-19 mortality.
Scott Atlas discusses the human and economic costs of the lockdown, as well as the failure to model the impacts of the lockdown in advance of implementation.
Dr Roy Breeds wrote to us recently voicing his concerns over group-think within the medical scientific community. When dogma and orthodoxy trump objectivity in science, we are in a very dangerous place indeed.
A bleak picture is emerging of the long term economic damage caused by lockdown policies.
Schussler said South Africa can expect one of the worst GDP per capita declines in the world.
If South Africa is 5th in the world for cases, what does that mean for us? A quick guide to cases, deaths per million & causes of death in RSA.
While the poorest in South Africa are the main victims of the country’s disastrous lockdown, a large swathe of middle income earners have also been pushed into povery.
“The extent to which…peoples in countries with universal literacy can be successfully terrified into surrendering their civil liberties and individual freedoms has come as a frightening shock.”
Former UN Under-Secretary General Ramesh Thakur on the damage Covid hysteria is inflicting on the world.
Australian government statistics show the average age of deaths with Covid-19 is 81.1 for men and 85.2 for women. Astonishingly, this compares to life expectancy in Australia of 80.7 for men and 84.9 for women.
“Consequently, it is a factual statement to say that in Australia, whether or not you have Covid-19 has as much effect on your mortality as your preference for chocolate or strawberry ice cream.”
A fascinating discussion with Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford on herd immunity, the life-risk balance in society and what we can learn from the epidemics of the past.
Lockdown-SA was meant to flatten the curve, but mainly flattened the economy, our lifeline. Where to from here?
Prof Guy Richards – Emeritus Prof critical care Wits University – is part of a panel discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic and flattening the curve.
@FredBohasu sent us a list of questions via Twitter – here are PANDA’s answers.
“Have you heard, South Africa is now 5th worst in the world?”
However, in order to truly compare “apples with apples”, we need to adjust the number of deaths to the population size of each country.
Brian Pottinger is a former Editor and Publisher of The Sunday Times. His States of Panic: Covid-19 and the New Medieval will be published in October.
We spoke to Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and head of the team that released a study in March which speculated that as much as 50% of the population may already have been infected and the true Infection Fatality Rate could be as low as 0.1%.
On our FaceBook page, use the hashtag #PandaAntiviralPrize and submit your harrowing headline entries. Mention why they’re misleading and help calm the panic.
A full debrief on everything important in this Covid19 issue – with one of the world’s top immunologists, Professor Bela Stadler.
PANDA makes a cartoon appearance in Poynton Shute’s Coronavirus Novel.
With kind thanks to N.D. Mazin and AMAK.
At dinner parties that we aren’t going to, we aren’t discussing the interesting things that we aren’t doing. Social distancing means the destruction of our life as social beings. For centuries, humans have put up with worse epidemic diseases than this and conserved the things which make humanity wonderful. Are we the first generation who can’t face it?
Lord Sumption explains why Covid-19 reaction is incoherent and how we are now under a police state and how we the public have willingly surrendered our freedom to allow this to happen.
Lord Sumption gives a devastating verdict on our political leaders’ handling of the crisis.
A simple explainer video (2:40) about how the Corona virus ticks and what gets it motivated.
Patricia Churchland, Susan Neiman, and Peter Hitchens debate moral decision making in a pandemic.
As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold, government overreach become more pertinent.
Professor Michael Levitt FRS is a globally renowned biophysicist and chemist. He received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Professor Michael Levitt FRS is a globally renowned biophysicist and chemist. His long record of distinguished research make his insights into the COVID-19 pandemic indispensable.
Professor Johan Giesecke, one of Sweden’s top virus experts, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and “severe lockdown” measures.
Professor Johan Giesecke – that was one of the more extraordinary interviews we have done here at UnHerd.
We’ve been counting the human and economic cost of extended lockdown in South Africa. It nets out negatively for both.
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