Sweden’s failed COVID-19 experiment

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  • Fri, Jun 12, 2020 - 12:19pm

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    Sweden’s failed COVID-19 experiment

With a coronavirus death rate that is among the world’s worst and shocking stories of neglect emerging from the country’s care homes, Sweden’s political and healthcare leaders have a lot to answer for.

One of the most notable features of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the different ways countries across the world have responded. This has obviously resulted in varying outcomes. Some nations have fared reasonably well. Others less so. And some, such as Sweden, have had a terrible time.

On May 14, it achieved the unenviable record of having the highest number of confirmed daily Covid-19 deaths per capita reported over a seven-day rolling period.

https://on.rt.com/ahe7

Put another way, it’s as if they studied what Chris and Tomas Pueyo had been suggesting for months – and then went out and did the exact opposite.

  • Sat, Jun 13, 2020 - 05:21am

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We have to be down to earth and critical. I have never been a fan of Ikealand, and almost violently oppose their model of a ‘feminist democracy’; I rather move to Iran!

 

Sweden made mistakes about their elderly.  Tragically, we all make mistakes.  But what has skewed their data very unfavorably has been their large Somali, unintegrated community. They did not partake in society, could not understand the directions, and are very vitamine D deficient.

 

We can probably half their mortality, which puts them in a good place among the EU countries. Norway does way better, but they still don’t have any immunity!

  • Sat, Jun 13, 2020 - 06:55am

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Yep, factors like the unintegrated migrant community, lack of resposibility for the care homes (no one wants to have that responsibility so regional and central “authorities” throw it at each other like a hot potato; this happened in many countries), and the long-term aquired immunity vs no-immunity factor, seem to show lockdowns aren’t even significantly useful. Their government is atrocious, but it seems “innocently” so, i.e. they simply buy the “progressive” agenda of their overlords, but aside from their virtue-signalling they are decent people who mean well (that’s my impression of Swedes in general too).

Lockdown Evidence – Has Enough Data Been Analysed to Answer the Question? (2-minute summary)

The “failed” “experiment” is the lockdown policies, if we are to pretend the intentions behind them were, or at least remain, what they are portrayed as.

  • Sun, Jun 14, 2020 - 08:32pm

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Thanks!

There’s a bit more to the tragedy in Sweden. It’s rather complex, actually, having to do with agency shuffles, specific personal constellations, money passed around, but very visibly the government took a back seat to what used to be an independent research agency now running as a political office. The prime minister, who’s been advised by his party superiors to keep out of the limelight for fear of worsening his already dim chances at reelection in 2022, turned matters over to the adept of a retired epidemiologist who thought this was just another flu that would probably hit no harder than a rough common cold, and their wild guesswork over the past half year has been both irresponsible and atrocious. There’s an eye-opening Wiki Quotes page on this (in Swedish) and it’s rather shocking, actually.

https://is.gd/GM7xRL

They’ve openly defied even the minimal advice of the WHO, they continue to insist that face masks harm rather then help, but the worst of all might be that they still don’t understand and communicate the fact that the virus spreads asymptomatically. There are thousands of other juicy details, such as how they actually burned seven million face masks not so long ago because they were convinced, now that the Cold War is over, that the world (of homo sapiens) wouldn’t have any further ‘crises’. (Yes, true.)

The PM yesterday evening made only his second extemporaneous appearance since November last year. Things didn’t go well this time either, but it seems like the people and the media are worn out. Sweden’s had the highest per capita CFR and IFR for quite some time. The other EU member states are understandably blocking visitors from Sweden. And so forth.

The thing with the elderly wasn’t a mere mistake. They knew they didn’t have PPE for staff and so they just lowered their hygienic standards. The old proper standards aren’t being adhered to even today. They’ve been worried about overloading their hospitals, but that was OK because they outsourced their healthcare system to Cayman Island-type companies quite some time ago, and these companies won’t even send critically ill patients to hospital. They also passed a law known as ‘ÄDEL’ which put state healthcare in the wrong hands, thus all these terrifying stories of elderly suffocating. The PM knows things are bad but knows he can’t admit it. The political makeup of the parliament is such that there’s no hope in calling for the government to resign. Knowledgeable commentators say the PM’s really in deep now, but he and the others will continue to squirm and deny as long as they can. 5000 fatalities – a staggering figure.

The Somali vitamin deficiency? No knowledge at this end. Reports of extensive cases in their communities don’t seem to have hit the media.

No one can have immunity. At this point, it’s not about immunity anyway, is it? It’s about getting the R0 under 1 and then ‘biding time’?

Yes the government is atrocious. Things used to be admirable, but corruption crept in. A great piece, just published but in Swedish natch, is here. Sweden’s complete system got out of whack.

https://is.gd/lbV7kq

The skinny: the country would fare so much better with epidemiologist Björn Olsen in charge – he wrote the book, as they say, but that would take action on the part of the PM and the PM won’t dare and his party superiors have probably cautioned him as well. Olsen and some 2000 others in the profession wrote an open letter in protest some three months ago. Olsen was targeted by a hate campaign (with one death threat). Cecilia Naucler, a big name in the same field, closed her social media accounts after being victim of the same type of harassment – she implored the government to give proper thought to what they were doing, but they just hung up on her. 22 doctors made a second and third attempt but were ignored and instead accused of fishing for research grants. It’s a right mess.

Olsen, as Chris, sounded the alarm back in January when the ‘officials’ in Sweden still insisted it was just a ‘heavy cold’. (One of them still insists things aren’t too bad and he got published in the Lancet.) The poor people are scared out of their wits.

  • Tue, Jun 16, 2020 - 11:39am

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Nutrient deficiencies correction, and mask wearing in crowded places where social distancing is difficult, are probably the only measures I’d add to the current Swedish approach.

One commenter on the Tomas Pueyo article on Sweden’s alleged “herd immunity strategy” summed it up best:

“This whole paragraph is wrong. Sweden’s strategy was not “herd immunity” or “let the virus run loose”. Sweden’s strategy was do not incarcerate its citizens and curtail civil liberties. Herd immunity is a byproduct.”

No one can have immunity. At this point, it’s not about immunity anyway, is it? It’s about getting the R0 under 1 and then ‘biding time’?

Of course we can build immunity after exposure! That’s how we have always worked, why would it be any different with this one (even if it’s a lab-made chimera)? We even have pre-existing immunity to some degree from exposure to other coronaviruses:

STUDIES: 60% of people naturally RESISTANT to SARS-COV2
New research suggests majority of people may already have resistance based on previous infections

They “found that Sars-Cov-2-specific antibodies only appear in the most severe cases, or about 1 out of 5.”

“[…] However, if the authors are indeed correct in their estimation, this might mean SARS-COV-2’s infection rate (IFR) would need to be revised downward yet again. If 80% of those infected really do not produce antibodies then there is a live possibility the virus is present in many more people than usually supposed. Which would in turn potentially reduce the IFR, possibly considerably.

[…] The dissenting experts appear to have been vindicated by the serological studies, using blood tests looking for Sars-Cov-2 antibodies done across different populations all over the world, which routinely suggest that the IFR is closer to 0.3% than the WHO’s initial figure of 3.4%.

[…] Another study from last month meanwhile has found evidence up to 60% of people may be partially resistant to SARS-COV-2 without ever being exposed to it.”

I agree. An agenda to push the IFR higher should be expected, so let’s be careful.

About the immune system and the lie implicit in the official narrative that it plays no role, see my new topic on the subject: Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity on forced mask-wearing

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It wasent any mistakes, its murder. Calculated MURDER of our seniors.

Insted of giving oxygen they give morfine so the elderly can die peasefully!

The PM stod the next day in media and deklared that the country hade grave chalenges due to eldely population. How do you inturpet that? Misstakes?

Sorry fore my poor writing

  • Wed, Jun 17, 2020 - 03:38pm

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Your writing is fine, and we all agree with you completely.

It’s hard for outsiders to grasp just how dysfunctional Sweden has become. Unraveling it all is nigh-on impossible. But both Tegnell (FHM) and the Löfven govt have to go, and there’s no time to lose, as lives are in the balance all the time.

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They’re basically demagogues with no managerial experience pushing “feminism” and “diversity” and self-hate and neomarxist identity politics, aren’t they? No different from most other Western nations. Sweden is big enough for Soros and the globalists to care.

I laugh when Chris says they aren’t “leaders”, just “managers”. Worse yet is just demagogues who’ve never worked or managed anything, who only talk about social divisions that didn’t even exist before that narrative was introduced, talking points handed down to them by the global crime network.

  • Thu, Jun 18, 2020 - 10:53am

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I think that’s overrating them. Sweden’s current govt is one of the least educated in the world.

Ideology is too big a word. There’s empirically a class of people who are either not interested in working like others or just too bad at it. Some of them discover the fast lane of politics. The current PM finished only 7 years of school. Twice he tried to get a metal shop high school diploma and twice he failed – he just didn’t like going to class.

This holds for the others as well. A country with a highly educated foreign service staff, mostly in the US, Sweden today has real yahoos running things at home.

The one thing they do excel at is BS. They live and breathe it. Those who are familiar with the ‘Bommersvik’ in crowd can go far, like the current epidemiologist and his colleagues and mentors. Just today, people are telling us, this person got up at the Thursday presser and congratulated himself as ‘our strategy of protecting the elderly is working’. This is Goebbels v2.0, and that they can do – the people just drop jaw, so dumbfounded.

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