Panda on a crusade to force disclosure of SA’s Covid models
The group wants the models to be examined to see whether the predictions they made about the potential number of deaths from the pandemic were reasonable and based on information that was available at the time
In a bid to keep modellers of the Covid-19 pandemic accountable for their fatality predictions, the group of actuaries, economists, statisticians and doctors known as Pandemic Data & Analytics (Panda) has issued a number of requests relating to the promotion of access to information (Paia) to multiple academic groups.
The group wants to see the calculations and workings of the models that predicted between 20,000 and 351,000 Covid-19 deaths in SA, though the current consensus in the newer models is about 40,000 fatalities...
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