Where did it go?
I want to bring up an obscure topic, and keep it as brief as possible so people get an idea what’s going on and hopefully set the record straight.
It’s about Sweden.
As humanity approaches 6 million cases, little Sweden, population 10 million, is in 17th place in terms of absolute Corona fatalities according to Worldometer. They have 431 fatalities per 1 million, 84 new fatalities today, and so forth.
Their own site, C19.se, puts the figures even higher. Currently 4361 fatalities.
Compare this to Scandinavian runner-up Denmark? Under 600 fatalities. (Denmark has half the population of Sweden but a high population density.) Finland, Norway, and of course Iceland fall far behind.
Sweden’s become a pariah not only in the north, but across the globe.
To explain what’s going on takes all too many kilobytes of text here, but, although Chris once pointed a finger at them (‘I’m looking at you, Sweden!’) the last thing he’s said is that their ‘strategy’ seems to be working. That’s a rather strange statement, to say the least.
If you’re trying to disentangle a conspiracy of crooks and dunces, where do you begin? Here’s a few choice tidbits. And, naturally, there are ample citations to back all this up, if needed/requested.
o Around 1991, Swedish agencies decided they no longer needed emergency supplies of food rations, PPE such as face masks etc, as the Cold War was over and there couldn’t possibly be another crisis like that, could there?
o Internal correspondence between government agencies is so poor that they never got around to acting on the above stroke of genius until 2014. Right before the elections of 2014, a parliamentary group put together a motion to review the country’s stockpiles of emergency supplies and improve them. But then came the elections, and the proposal was ignored by the new government.
o Starting in 2014, Sweden began systematically selling off all their emergency supplies. When it came to seven million face masks they couldn’t sell, they simply burned them. (Yes.)
To the present.
o Sweden has a ‘state epidemiologist’. This position used to sort under the state bacteriological laboratory. A political decision was to move the office so it sorted under the Public Health Authority. But that’s a political office, today run by the minister for social affairs.
o To keep things simple, Sweden’s most recent SEs are JOHAN, ANNIKA, and ANDERS. Anders is the current one.
o Because Sweden has a prime minister in name only, he’s rarely seen, even – or especially – at times of crisis like this. The PM is not a professional politician, and has never before been in the parliament. Advisers have made it clear that he must hold a very low profile if his party is to have any chance of winning the next election in 2022.
o In place of the PM we have the current SE Anders (Tegnell). Someone’s been really good and put up a website dedicated to his incredible statements over the years.
Swedish WikiQuote also has a tasty collection.
Most of these make it through Google Translate without excessive damage.
The lady SE mentioned above, Annika, has finally come out and said Sweden got it wrong. The first in that list, Johan Giesecke, is worse than the current SE who he mentors even today, saying things you might expect of politicians in Brazil. He’s predicted that Sweden would already have herd immunity, that Corona is only a heavy head-cold, and so forth.
It’s also said that Sweden gave a lot of money to the WHO and, in exchange, Johan got himself a position as adviser there. One shudders at the thought.
o They never believed the virus would escape Hubei.
o Clusters in the alps and elsewhere aren’t a worry.
o You don’t need face masks – face masks only make things worse.
o Corona doesn’t spread asymptomatically.
I think it’s the final point there that set off most people’s sirens, as it was patently clear from the get-go that this bugger was dangerous precisely because it spread asymptomatically. This Swedish policy has not changed.
You’ve all seen the articles and clips presumably. The country’s a mess. And what’s not even mentioned yet is the genocide in the nursing homes.
Of course these SEs with their heads in the clouds couldn’t think through what was going on there. They didn’t forbid visits to those homes – they only advised against them.
But that wasn’t the big issue. The big issue was staff.
Sweden used to be a model for the functioning welfare state. But now successive governments sell off important parts of the economy. And one of those is elderly care.
Everyone in Sweden used to have ‘cradle to grave security’, but no more. Private offshore companies buy into the healthcare system, and staff are paid by the hour only, with no health insurance themselves. And, because the SE makes light of this Corona all the time, no one cares much about it, no one really fears it.
The country can’t provide PPE anyway – they sold it all off because the Cold War is over! Now, as they scramble to get new PPE, they lower their safety standards. Short-arm gowns are fine for working with COVID patients! And you don’t need face masks, or gloves, or any of that! COVID is not that contagious, really!
And so forth.
The rest of Scandinavia, as well as most of the intelligent world beyond, will be boycotting Sweden as things loosen up. No one wants that infection in their country!
But what about the nursing homes?
Devastation. But you know what’s worse? Hold onto something steady. Per government directive, they’re not sending those affected to hospital. They stay in their homes where COVID’s rushed through them like wildfire.
They’re put on morphine and denied oxygen. They’re given an additional drug used in the US to prepare for lethal injections. They are allowed no food and no liquids.
This is not made up.
Jon Tallinger is a doctor. He’s had some 1500 patients in his care. He took a leave of absence as he reckoned he could save more lives this way.
They’ve now written about him in global media, but not much in Sweden. The media in Sweden are dependent on the government for financial survival, and few dare cross the government too much.
(Yes it’s dystopian. You’re getting the picture. Yes, Sweden. Yes.)
Anyway. That’s a (very) brief tour of the nightmare that’s Sweden today. Perhaps there are lessons in there that others will benefit from. Perhaps a bit of global attention can save a few lives.
Thanks for reading!
[Dr Jon is legit.]
This woman is 55. She was denied oxygen because it was determined she didn’t need it. Her daughter pleaded for oxygen or sedation but was denied. This is happening right now in Sweden to thousands of the weak and elderly behind locked doors where it is forbidden to visit. In that way this footage is unique. Nobody is there to see or show what’s going on. We are pleading for outside help. Swedish media is silencing this. This is the big senicide in Sweden 2020. The culling of the weak. In herd immunity strategy.
Another one reported today. Mother of an MD’s in a nursing home where the doctor suspects she has COVID and puts her on morphine to get rid of her. The daughter is never informed. She was 81. She lasted one day on the morphine. This version in EN.