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  • Australia: Four Newborn Babies Die After Being Denied Heart Surgery Due to COVID Travel Rules

    10/21/2020 7:01:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Summit News ^ | 21 October, 202 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Interstate transfers to Melbourne blocked due to corona lockdown restrictions. Four newborn babies in Adelaide, Australia have died after being denied life-saving heart surgery due to coronavirus travel restrictions. Adelaide is the only mainland Australian capital that doesn’t provide paediatric cardiac surgery, therefore around 100 babies a year have to be sent interstate to receive treatment. However, due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions imposed by the Australian government, transfers to Melbourne have stopped and the babies have to make a longer journey to Sydney instead. “Obsetrician Professor John Svigos said four babies who had died in Adelaide in the past month...
  • Sweden Bans Huawei, ZTE From Upcoming 5G Networks

    10/20/2020 8:58:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    STOCKHOLM—Sweden on Tuesday banned on security grounds the use of telecom equipment from China’s Huawei and ZTE in its 5G network ahead of a spectrum auction scheduled for next month, joining other European nations that have restricted the role of Chinese suppliers.The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said the setting of the licence conditions followed assessments by the Swedish Armed Forces and security service, which called China “one of the biggest threats against Sweden”.European governments have been tightening controls on Chinese companies building 5G networks, following diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by...
  • Sweden's rank in global COVID-19 deaths continues to fall as other countries move up the list

    10/17/2020 4:59:35 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 13 replies
    Just the News ^ | October 17, 2020 | Daniel Payne
    Long-derided for its purported lax response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden continues to fall in global adjusted coronavirus death rankings, currently sitting more than twice as far from the top of the list as its summer peak. The data website Worldometers lists Sweden as 15th among nations in population-adjusted deaths from coronavirus as of Saturday evening. That's down from a peak of 7th place over the summer. Sweden's tumble in the global rankings has come about as other nations have continued to post steady and in some cases increasing death rates. The running seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths in Sweden...
  • Elon Musk on Lockdowns: ‘Sweden Was Right’

    10/17/2020 8:03:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | October 15, 2020 | Jon Miltimore
    Instead of rebuking Sweden and states such as South Dakota who exposed the failure of lockdowns, we should be thanking them. ... 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 ... 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...
  • The Great Barrington Declaration Is A Spark of Sanity In A Mad World

    10/13/2020 7:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 13, 2020 | Joe Allen
    The Great Barrington Declaration offers a way forward, but do most Americans have the courage to risk their sense of security to maintain enduring liberty?In an era in which every dubious decision is “due to COVID-19,” we hear policymakers repeating the same mantra: “If just one life is saved,” it’s worth relinquishing our freedoms, our sanity, and possibly our future. More often than not, this ethical dilemma is presented without mentioning the obvious trade-offs or long-term consequences.Imagine you’re an administrative dictator. If you could “save just one life” — or even thousands — by crippling the youth, vaporizing a million...
  • No Lockdown: The better Sweden does on the Coronavirus, the angrier the critics become

    10/12/2020 9:36:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/2020 | by Dan Hannan
    My columns on Sweden’s laissez-faire approach to the coronavirus always provoke an angry response. But it is striking that, the better Sweden does, the angrier its critics become. Like anti-Trumpers who couldn’t hide their annoyance at the success of the U.S. economy, or British Remainers who longed for a recession so as to be able to say “I told you so” about Brexit, lockdown enthusiasts determinedly screen out the good news. They trot out three main arguments. First, they say, “You can’t compare us to Sweden. It has a low population density.” Second, they argue that “Sweden hasn’t succeeded; it...
  • Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg endorses Biden

    10/10/2020 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 10, 2020 | Jordan Williams
    Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “I never engage in party politics. But the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that,” Thunberg tweeted. “From a climate perspective it’s very far from enough and many of you of course supported other candidates. But, I mean…you know…damn! Just get organized and get everyone to vote #Biden”
  • 5 Charts That Show Sweden’s Strategy Worked. The Lockdowns Failed; Sweden Shows there's a better way to combat COVID-19.

    10/09/2020 4:40:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10/09/2020 | Jon Miltimore
    Government officials in Sweden announced this week that the government expects to maintain its mild restrictions on gatherings “for at least another year” to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.Unlike most other European countries and nations around the world, Sweden declined to initiate a nationwide lockdown or mask mandates, opting instead for a policy that restricted large gatherings and relied on social responsibility to slow transmission of the virus.For months, Sweden was criticized for its decision to forego an economic lockdown.“Sweden becomes an example of how not to handle COVID-19,” CBS declared in its headline in a July article.Sweden had...
  • Sweden, Which Refused COVID Lockdown, Says Some Restrictions Will Remain For 'At Least Another Year'

    10/06/2020 11:41:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 10/06/2020 | Soo Kim
    Coronavirus restrictions in Sweden, which never issued a nationwide lockdown but implemented safety measures to mitigate the spread of infection, are expected to be in place for at least another year. The director general of Sweden's public health agency, Johan Carlson, noted: "We can expect that measures against the spread of corona will remain for some time, we're talking about at least another year," in an interview Sunday with Sweden's Sveriges Television (SVT). "The measures that are being taken in Europe are not sustainable, we're trying to find a level that is steady and that keeps the spread down. We...
  • Sweden’s Coronavirus success: How nation went OWN WAY to 'lead fight against Covid-19'; There's been a price now but it could be worth paying for the future

    10/04/2020 8:41:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 10/04/2020 | By LUCY JOHNSTON IN STOCKHOLM
    A CORONAVIRUS vaccine may work but will need years to take effect if it does. Even in this best case scenario, Covid-19 will probably never be truly eradicated. With these beliefs, it may seem odd to find Anders Tegnell, the architect of Sweden's lockdownfree approach to dealing with the pandemic, so optimistic. Or to see Stockholm in full swing, with open bars, live music and smiling, unmasked faces. That's because state epidemiologist Mr Tegnell believes that so long as people are sensible, normal life can continue. Health officials say they want to treat the Swedish people as "subjects, not objects"...
  • Chris Wallace caps a bad week with a strange attack against Dr. Scott Atlas

    10/03/2020 9:57:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/03/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    On Tuesday night, during the first presidential debate, Chris Wallace was weak and ineffectual. He was also a partisan without the decency to admit it. On Wednesday, Wallace blamed Trump for his own failings, a coward's way out. And Friday, he announced that Scott Atlas, M.D. is not qualified to talk about Wuhan virus policy because he is not an epidemiologist. This almost random collateral attack has nothing to do with the important skill sets Atlas brings to Trump's White House Coronavirus Task Force. The real reason why Scott Atlas is in the left's crosshairs is that he's a new...
  • Vilified Early Over Lax Virus Strategy, Sweden Seems to Have Scourge Controlled. After having weathered high death rates when it resisted a lockdown in the spring, Sweden now has one of Europe’s lowest rates of daily new cases.

    09/29/2020 8:31:12 PM PDT · by karpov · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2020 | Thomas Erdbrink
    STOCKHOLM — The scene at Norrsken House Stockholm, a co-working space, oozed with radical normalcy: Young, turtleneck-wearing hipsters schmoozed in the coffee corner. Others chatted freely away, at times quite near each other, in cozy conference rooms. Face masks were nowhere to be seen. It seemed very last January, before the spread of Covid-19 in Europe, but it was actually last week, as many European nations were tightening restrictions amid a surge of new coronavirus cases. In Sweden, new infections, if tipping upward slightly, still remained surprisingly low. “I have potentially hundreds of tiny interactions when working here,” said Thom...
  • Has Sweden beaten coronavirus? Expert claims by refusing to shut the country down the Swedes now have 'herd immunity' and have avoided a second wave

    09/22/2020 11:12:15 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 22 2020 | RAVEN SAUNT
    Sweden has beaten coronavirus by refusing to shut the country down and achieving herd immunity, according to an expert. The Scandinavian nation was the only country in Europe not to introduce strict lockdown measures at the start of the pandemic. But scientists believe that this may have helped it avoid a second wave of Covid-19 as it continues to record its lowest number of cases since March - with just 28 infections per 100,000 people.
  • Sweden has fewer cases than many European countries following unique, controversial approach to Coronavirus

    09/20/2020 10:46:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    A train pulls into the Odenplan subway station in central Stockholm, where morning commuters without masks get off or board before settling in to read their smartphones. Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls — places where face masks are commonly worn in much of the world — Swedes go about their lives without them. When most of Europe locked down their populations early in the pandemic by closing schools, restaurants, gyms and even borders, Swedes kept enjoying many freedoms. The relatively low-key strategy captured the world’s attention, but at the same time it coincided with a...
  • New Viking DNA research yields unexpected information about who they were

    09/16/2020 9:53:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | September 16, 2020 | Simon Fraser University
    ...the research team extracted and analysed DNA from the remains of 442 men, women and children... from archaeological sites in Scandinavia, the U.K., Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Estonia, Ukraine, Poland and Russia, and mostly date to the Viking Age (ca. 750-1050 AD). The team's analyses yielded a number of findings. One of the most noteworthy is that contrary to what has often been assumed, Viking identity was not limited to people of Scandinavian ancestry -- the team discovered that two skeletons from a Viking burial site in the Orkney Islands were of Scottish ancestry. They also found evidence that there was...
  • Why are Abba so popular?

    09/15/2020 2:51:46 PM PDT · by Borges · 145 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/21/2014 | Andrew Harrison
    When you’ve sold as many records as Abba have – and only The Beatles have sold more – specific figures become hazy. They disappear into a statistical stratosphere occupied by a tiny elite of global megastars. There are simply too many territories to report on, too many releases to keep track of, too many vast numbers to juggle. All one can say with any certainty is that the Swedish quartet have sold in excess of 380m albums and singles since they first came to prominence 40 years ago this month, winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with a performance of...
  • More proof that the lockdown is a scam: Sweden, which never had a lockdown, or a mask mandate, now has a lower total, cumulative per capita COVID-19 death rate than the U.S.

    09/12/2020 10:56:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 13, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    More proof that the lockdown is a scam: Sweden, which never had a lockdown, or a mask mandate, now has a lower total, cumulative per capita COVID-19 death rate than the U.S. Here’s another one that I’ll be adding the next time I update my list. You can read my current list at Here are 196 reasons why I’m against the COVID-19 lockdownsThese are the total, cumulative death rates per million population for COVID-19 for the U.S. and Sweden, as of September 7, 2020:Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20200907000001/https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/U.S. 583Sweden 577Sweden never had a lockdown.And Sweden never required people to wear masks.In fact, Sweden never even...
  • Sweden: The Violence Is "Extremely Serious"

    09/09/2020 5:47:09 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 8-9-2020 | Judith Bergman
    Things in Sweden have now deteriorated to such a degree that on August 29, the Swedish police published a statement titled "The trends in violence are extremely serious." It said: "Recently, there have been serious incidents and serious acts of violence linked to criminal networks, in which several people have been murdered and others seriously injured... "In Stockholm, two people were murdered in the past week, and in Gothenburg, criminal groups have tried to demonstrate power by controlling vehicles entering certain districts. Earlier in August, an innocent 12-year-old girl was murdered... [during a gang incident], and in other parts of...
  • CORONAVIRUSSweden Close To Victory Over Coronavirus; Never Had A Lockdown Or Mask Mandate

    09/08/2020 7:57:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    summit news ^ | 8 September, 2020 | Steve Watson
    As the rest of Europe and the world remains under the grip of draconian rules and the threat of new lockdowns, Sweden, which allowed its citizens to remain free throughout the entire pandemic, has pretty much declared victory over the coronavirus. The country now has one of the lowest infection rates on the planet, and it’s difficult not to admire how it has handled the past year, with no strict lockdown or compulsory face mask rules. All businesses, schools and public places remained open in Sweden for the duration. “Sweden has gone from being the country with the most infections...
  • Sweden Now Has a Lower COVID-19 Death Rate Than the US. Here’s Why It Matters

    09/07/2020 7:46:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 09/07/2020 | Jon Miltimore
    For months, Sweden was the punching bag of the world’s media and politicians.For foregoing a lockdown, Sweden was declared a “cautionary tale” by The New York Times. “Sweden is paying heavily for its decision not to lockdown,” President Trump tweeted.“They are leading us to catastrophe,” said The Guardian in March, quoting a virus immunology researcher.Experts and media around the world all seemed to agree, with a few notable exceptions, that lockdowns were the sound approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.There’s been much less talk about Sweden of late. The reason, it would seem, is that Sweden’s strategy appears to have...