OPINION | Nathan Geffen: Nick Hudson and PANDA are wrong. Vaccines work. Here’s the proof.

Nathan Geffen, 14 September 2021

The behaviour that Nick Hudson and his organisation PANDA encourage — not wearing masks and not getting vaccinated — ironically, is what is making it so hard to put lockdowns behind us, writes Nathan Geffen.

Vaccine hesitancy is a big problem. The news has been filled in recent weeks with tragic stories of people who died of Covid-19 because they chose not to get vaccinated.

Most people don’t have the time to understand the complex details of how Covid vaccines work and how we know they are safe. Making the situation far worse is a deluge of misinformation confusing people, mainly on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. It’s unsurprising that so many people are sitting on the fence about whether or not to get vaccinated.

That is why this graphic produced by the Western Cape Department of Health last week is so important. It shows how amazingly effective Covid vaccines are…

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