Monday, November 16, 2020

RT — Sweden sets new ‘absolutely necessary’ Covid-19 restrictions, limits public gatherings to 8 people

The Swedish model revisited.
Sweden received a lot of international attention earlier in the year when it chose not to lockdown the country in response to the first wave of the coronavirus, unlike many other nations.

However, subsequent research showed Sweden suffered a very large number of deaths, taking into account its population size. Neighboring countries, such as Finland, had been considerably more successful in preventing fatalities....
Sweden sets new ‘absolutely necessary’ Covid-19 restrictions, limits public gatherings to 8 people

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Peter Pan said...

Sweden ranks 20th in deaths per one million population.
Peru, which has a lockdown, is ranked 3rd.
Spain, which had a lockdown policy, is ranked 5th.
The UK is ranked 9th, and they are back in lockdown.
The World as a whole is doing much better than the developed countries.

Where is the evidence that lockdown policies work?
Where are the policies that can actually protect vulnerable groups?

Avoiding accountability is what is 'absolutely necessary' as far as our leadership is concerned.

Tom Hickey said...

The Lancet, Scientific consensus on the COVID-19 pandemic: we need to act now, 15 OCT 2020.

Peter Pan said...

In the initial phase of the pandemic, many countries instituted lockdowns (general population restrictions, including orders to stay at home and work from home) to slow the rapid spread of the virus. This was essential to reduce mortality,6, 7 prevent health-care services from being overwhelmed, and buy time to set up pandemic response systems to suppress transmission following lockdown. Although lockdowns have been disruptive, substantially affecting mental and physical health, and harming the economy, these effects have often been worse in countries that were not able to use the time during and after lockdown to establish effective pandemic control systems. In the absence of adequate provisions to manage the pandemic and its societal impacts, these countries have faced continuing restrictions.

The data doesn't show that non-lockdown countries have fared worse. In that regard, lockdowns were irrelevant. As to the issue of flattening the curve (all but forgotten now), that mission was accomplished.

Once again, we face rapidly accelerating increase in COVID-19 cases across much of Europe, the USA, and many other countries across the world. It is critical to act decisively and urgently. Effective measures that suppress and control transmission need to be implemented widely, and they must be supported by financial and social programmes that encourage community responses and address the inequities that have been amplified by the pandemic. Continuing restrictions will probably be required in the short term, to reduce transmission and fix ineffective pandemic response systems, in order to prevent future lockdowns.

Since October 15th, lockdowns have been reinstated in several countries. Whatever those "effective measures" are supposed to be, they weren't implemented. But hey, at least someone can say we are acting now.

'Science' has never looked so bad.

Matt Franko said...

Fauci has an Art Degree....