Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
Premium Journalist
7 minute read
7 Feb 2021
5:50 pm

Panda’s Covid-19 claims ‘less than scientific’, unhelpful

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Panda has been linked to global groups notorious for spreading fake news about the pandemic, including former US president Donald Trump’s Covid-19 adviser, Dr Scott Atlas, but they say they stand by their statements.

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Update: Click here to read Panda's right of reply. An epidemiologist has warned that the public statements by data analytics and lobby organisation Panda (Pandemics Data and Analytics) could be unhelpful in the fight against the pandemic. Panda has over the past year made several statements on Covid-19 vaccines, herd immunity, and the functionality of lockdowns, and have been quoted in several publications as experts. Also Read: SA's lockdown unconstitutional, a human rights violation-b4el presentation Now the organisation has doubled down on controversial claims that contradict scientific consensus, about how the virus spreads and kills, and what governments should be...