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Elon Musk on Lockdowns: ‘Sweden Was Right’
The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | October 15, 2020 | Jon Miltimore

Posted on 10/17/2020 8:03:51 PM PDT by george76

Instead of rebuking Sweden and states such as South Dakota who exposed the failure of lockdowns, we should be thanking them.

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Sweden’s decision to take a “lighter touch” to the coronavirus pandemic—foregoing strict lockdowns and relying primarily on social responsibility to encourage social distancing—has made it a lighting rod for criticism.

Many commentators claimed Sweden was behaving recklessly and selfishly by refusing to enforce an economic lockdown

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Though its per capita death rate remained well below European neighbors such as the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Spain—each of which enforced strict lockdowns—Sweden became, as one CBS report claimed, “an example of how not to handle COVID-19.”

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Sweden was coming under fire had less to do with the results of its policies than the nature of its policies. There were far better “cautionary tale” examples than Sweden—such as Belgium, a nation with a similar population whose per capita death toll is 50 percent higher than Sweden’s.

Unlike Sweden, however, Belgium had a strict lockdown that, as the BBC reported back in May, was enforced with “drones in parks and fines for anyone breaking social distancing rules.” But nobody cared about Belgium because they had followed the lockdown script.

Months later, Sweden’s decision to avoid lockdowns only looks better.

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the World Health Organization and thousands of physicians and public health officials are now arguing against the use of lockdowns as a method of taming the virus.

The reason for this is obvious. While the harms of lockdowns are clear—trillions of dollars in economic losses, widespread mental health deterioration, and social decay—there is no compelling evidence that lockdowns reduced COVID-19 deaths or the spread of the virus.

Musk: Sweden Was Right.

The results of Sweden’s strategy become clearer with every passing week. And more people are beginning to notice.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: coronavirus; covid; covid19; lockdowns; orders; pandemic; southdakota; sweden

1 posted on 10/17/2020 8:03:51 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

True. As unpopular as Barky the Dogeater is on Freerepublic, I believe his ignoring the 2009 Bird flu was the best thing for this country, and I think we should’ve ignored this as well.....take care of those who got it bad, treat them with Hydroxychlorquine and zinc, and just move on.


2 posted on 10/17/2020 8:10:28 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (What if the Lord sent COVID-19 to immunize the world from something more deadly?)
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To: george76

L8r


3 posted on 10/17/2020 8:11:44 PM PDT by preacher ( Journalism no longer reports news, they use news to shape our society.)
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4 posted on 10/17/2020 8:21:06 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

There is no compelling evidence that lockdowns reduced COVID-19 deaths or the spread of the virus.

There it is.


5 posted on 10/17/2020 9:47:01 PM PDT by caww (...This constant pretending the president is a problem is pure evil!...)
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Lockdowns increased the number of deaths ..


6 posted on 10/18/2020 4:55:54 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

‘Sweden Was Right’

Duh.


7 posted on 10/18/2020 4:56:42 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy (;-,)
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Well my view is virus’s are going to do what they do.....spread, and there’s no way you can tell who it’s going to hit next.


8 posted on 10/18/2020 6:52:07 AM PDT by caww (...This constant pretending the president is a problem is pure evil!...)
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Well my view is virus’s are going to do what they do.....spread, and there’s no way you can tell who it’s going to hit next.


9 posted on 10/18/2020 6:52:07 AM PDT by caww (...This constant pretending the president is a problem is pure evil!...)
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