PANDA’s co-founder, Nick Hudson, was the keynote speaker at the March 2021 inaugural BizNews Investment Conference in South Africa. The presentation, "Time To Reopen Society" begins with the early days of the pandemic recalling the confusion, the conflicting information, the ever-changing recommendations.
By following the data and official communications from global organisations, PANDA unravels what transpired that led us into deleterious lockdowns, which continue to have enormous negative impacts across the world. This presentation negates the fear and gives clear reasons why ‘the only thing we have to fear is fear itself' in the story of the COVID-19 pandemic response.
A group of multi-disciplinary professionals, who perceived the global reaction to Covid, and lockdown in particular, as overwrought and damaging to the point of causing a great tear in the fabric of society, established PANDA (Pandemics Data & Analytics) in April 2020.
As a politically and economically independent organisation, PANDA seeks to develop science-based explanations and test them against international data.
Policy recommendations for governments and other institutions can be developed from these. PANDA stands for open science and rational debate, for replacing flawed science with good science, and for retrieving liberty and prosperity from the clutches of a dystopian “new normal”.
PANDA'S MISSION STATEMENT
PANDA aims to promote open science, human agency, and courageous societies.
We aim to empower the public with accurate information thereby enabling individuals to exercise freedom of choice and preserve human liberties and free societies.