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  • Lack of lockdown increased COVID-19 deaths in Sweden, analysis finds

    07/06/2020 9:01:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | 07/06/2020 | University of Virginia
    Sweden's controversial decision not to lock down during COVID-19 produced more deaths and greater healthcare demand than seen in countries with earlier, more stringent interventions, a new analysis finds. But Sweden fared better than would be expected from its public-health mandates alone, roughly similar to France, Italy and Spain—countries that had more stringent measures but adopted them after the pandemic took hold there. Sweden's unusual approach also saw fewer patients admitted to intensive-care units than expected. But the country has seen a higher percentage of deaths in older patients outside ICUs than other countries when ICU beds were not limited....
  • Some Swedish care homes have had no cases of COVID-19 — what did they do right?

    07/05/2020 9:33:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 30 June 2020 14:49 CEST+02:00 | Anne Grietje Franssen and TT’s Petronella Uebel
    At least 234 of Sweden’s 290 municipalities have elderly care homes with confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases. But a handful seem to have been able to protect residents from COVID-19, in some cases despite staff being infected. So what did they do differently, and could their strategies be applies elsewhere? “I think the debate on the flaws in elderly care has been lacking nuance. I don’t think there have been sufficient efforts to try to describe the underlying reasons for why the spread of infection has been great in different regions. There are almost 60 municipalities which have had better...
  • Swedish PM Rejects Any Limits on Asylum Seeker Migration

    07/05/2020 3:44:32 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/05/20
    Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven has rejected the idea of placing any limit on asylum applications, stating that such a proposal would be in contrary to supporting the right of asylum itself. The proposal to introduce an upper limit target for asylum applications was put forward by the centre-right Moderate Party. At first, Löfven and his left-liberal Social Democrats seemed to be on board with limiting the number of migrants able to apply for asylum in Sweden — but this caused conflict with their Green Party partners in the country’s coalition government. Prime Minister Löfven said he did not support...
  • Sensors detect rise in nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says

    06/26/2020 8:40:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    Radiation sensors in Stockholm have detected higher-than-usual but still harmless levels of isotopes produced by nuclear fission, probably from somewhere on or near the Baltic Sea, a body running a worldwide network of the sensors said on Friday. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) oversees a network of hundreds of monitoring stations that use seismic, hydroacoustic and other technology to check for a nuclear weapon test anywhere in the world. That technology can, however, be put to other uses as well. One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale radioactive particles that can be carried long distances...
  • Greta Thunberg Scolds World Leaders Who Seek to Bask in Her Fame

    06/28/2020 7:26:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 6-28-2020 | Simon Kent
    An exasperated Greta Thunberg has scolded “presidents, prime ministers, kings and princesses” she claims only want to burnish their image by being photographed in her presence. As part of a new series about her campaigning made for Swedish radio during the coronavirus lockdown, Thunberg revealed the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, had waited to have a “selfie” with the teenager at a U.N. climate gathering in New York. It was in the U.N. she delivered her “how dare you” speech. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words”, she told the gathered world leaders. On the radio...
  • 'The world went crazy' with lockdowns, says Sweden's Coronavirus expert as he blasts WHO for 'misinterpreting data' to brand his country as one of 11 nations seeing a 'resurgence'

    06/26/2020 8:37:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/26/2020 | By CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Sweden's top virus expert has said the 'world went mad' with coronavirus lockdowns which 'fly in the face of what is known about handling virus pandemics'. Anders Tegnell, who advised Sweden to avoid full lockdown in favour of a 'herd immunity' strategy, said world leaders caved to political pressure amid panic - and that the crippling economic downsides of lockdown will far outweigh the benefits. Sweden has confirmed 68,390 cases of coronavirus and 5,230 deaths - far above its Nordic neighbours, but its economy is intact and actually posted slight growth in the first quarter of this year. Tegnell also...
  • Sweden: 18,000 Asylum Seekers from 2015 Now Given EU Citizenship

    06/21/2020 7:56:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2020 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Over 18,000 people who came to Sweden during the height of the 2015 migrant crisis have been granted Swedish citizenship — and by extension EU citizenship — since being initially accepted for asylum status. The Swedish migration board has revealed that a total of 18,420 people who came to the country in 2015 as asylum seekers are now Swedish citizens, granting full citizenship rights including the right to Free Movement around the EU — including Britain, until the end of the 2020 transition period — and the right to vote. Around 60 per cent of them come from Syria, followed...
  • Sweden defends not locking down over Coronavirus, but admits failing to protect the elderly

    06/12/2020 8:11:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies ^ | 06/12/2020 | By Sarah Dean and Per Nyberg
    The architect of Sweden's coronavirus response has defended the country's controversial decision not to go into lockdown, while admitting "improvements" could be made with the benefit of hindsight. As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the world and governments scrambled to enact emergency lockdown measures, Sweden was labeled an outlier for its seemingly relaxed approach that imposed only light restrictions on daily life. Its measures were markedly different from its Nordic neighbors, keeping most schools, restaurants, salons and bars open. It did, however, ask people to refrain from making long journeys, placing an emphasis on personal responsibility. Sweden's Covid-19 death toll...
  • The Quest to Find—and Save—the World’s Most Famous Shipwreck

    06/07/2020 10:29:15 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 9 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 1/9/2019 | Lucas Reilly
    Anders Franzén lived for shipwrecks. An engineer and expert on the naval warfare of the 16th and 17th centuries, he was especially obsessed with the old Swedish men-of-war that had once menaced the Baltic Sea. When he wasn’t busy at his day job with the Swedish Naval Administration, he’d spend hours combing through archives in search of maps and documents, hoping they might reveal the location of Sweden’s great sunken warships. And when he learned that one wreck might still be trapped, undiscovered, not far from his home in Stockholm, he was hungry to find it.
  • Sweden Admits its strategy may have been a mistake and cost unneccessary lives.

    06/08/2020 2:16:22 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 117 replies ^ | June 3, 2020 | Victoria Craig
    Sweden captured attention for its relaxed approach to containing the spread of COVID-19 this year. Social distancing was encouraged, but shops and restaurants stayed open, those younger than 16 continued to go to school and borders stayed open to European visitors. That helped the economy continue to grow in the first quarter, unlike many other nations. But, with some data showing Sweden had the highest per capita death rate in the world last week, the architect of the country’s strategy says it might have been a mistake. Sweden’s state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said there is “potential for improvement” in the...
  • A Warning From Sweden’s Coronavirus Response

    06/05/2020 5:51:02 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 4, 2020 | William A. Haseltine
    Sweden now has among the highest per capita death rates from Covid-19 in the world. Why?The answer is simple. Sweden was lax in its implementation of protective measures in the face of the outbreak, refusing to implement broad stay at home orders for residents, or to enforce recommendations to wear masks or social distancing measures. Other than the government decision to shut down universities and high schools, compliance to public health recommendations was entirely voluntary. Early on, my Swedish friends seemed proud of their exceptionalism. They sent many of their children to school without many of the protections that are...
  • Prof. Neil Ferguson whose grim warnings via his model prompted Boris Johnson to order TOTAL LOCKDOWN admits Sweden may have suppressed Covid-19 to the same level but WITHOUT draconian measures

    06/02/2020 12:18:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The professor whose grim warning that 500,000 Brits may die from Covid-19 without action triggered lockdown has admitted Sweden may have suppressed its outbreak as well as Britain - without imposing the draconian measures. Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London, revealed he had the 'greatest respect' for the Scandinavian nation, which has managed to suffer fewer deaths per capita than the UK. He made the comments at a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee today during his first public appearance since flouting stay at home rules to have secret trysts with his married mistress last month. The epidemiologist...
  • Pentecost Renewed[charismatic caucus]

    05/29/2020 11:46:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    IN A MOMENT A SUDDENLY "Pentecost Renewed" A new wind of "ADD " Venture is coming to you , Prepare for the wind that is blowing through , For what is coming is The One and The Three , All in agreement " The All Of Me " , The gates of hell shall not prevail , For what is coming is a HOLY GALE ! Isaiah 43:18-20 18 “ Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it?...
  • Israel's Annexation Plan of the Jordan Valley

    05/28/2020 7:25:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 28, 2020 | Joseph Puder
    Israel's Annexation Plan of the Jordan Valley European thinking, Abdullah’s reaction, and Israel’s rights. Thu May 28, 2020 Joseph Puder The new Israeli government is considering extending Israeli law and sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, which is within area C of the Oslo Accords. The Accords, which gave Israel both military and administrative control in the area, also contains a large bloc of Jewish-Israeli communities. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a short visit to Israel (April 22, 2020) told reporters: “As for annexation of the (Jordan Valley) West Bank, the Israelis will ultimately make those decisions.” He added,...
  • Epidemiologist: Sweden’s COVID-19 Response Isn’t Unorthodox. The Rest of the World’s Is

    05/28/2020 9:30:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 5/28/2020 | Jon Miltimore
    Sweden’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to draw scrutiny, both praise and criticism.One thing critics and supporters agree on is that Sweden’s “lighter touch” approach, which encourages social distancing through softer measures in lieu of mass closures, is unorthodox or exceptional.This is not entirely true, however.As Sweden’s top infectious disease expert recently explained, Sweden’s approach to the pandemic is more orthodox than the current lockdown approach, at least compared to historical standards.“Are the people closing society completely, which has really never been done before, more or less orthodox than Sweden?” Anders Tegnell asked recently. “[Sweden is doing] what...
  • Greta Thunberg Lashes Danes for [Checks Notes] Releasing Waste Water into the Sea

    05/27/2020 7:47:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 5/26/2020 | Simon Kent
    Swedish climate worrier Greta Thunberg restarted her global campaign against all manner of “climate sins” on Wednesday by lashing the Danish capital Copenhagen for channeling waste water overflow into the sea. According to AP, for the last six years the city has pumped large amounts of waste water into the seaway separating Sweden and Denmark during heavy rains.
  • Sweden steadfast in strategy even as virus toll continues rising

    05/26/2020 9:03:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/26/2020 | By DAVID KEYTON - Associated Press
    STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden’s government defended its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic on Tuesday despite the Scandinavian country now reporting one of the highest mortality rates in the world with 4,125 fatalities, or about 40 deaths per 100,000 people. “Transmission is slowing down, the treatment of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is decreasing significantly, and the rising death toll curve has been flattened,” Foreign Minister Ann Linde told foreign correspondents at a briefing in Stockholm. “There is no full lockdown of Sweden, but many parts of the Swedish society have shut down.” More than 76,000 people have been made...
  • Girl, 17, 'beheaded by ex-boyfriend who wrapped her head in aluminium foil'

    05/24/2020 5:54:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 102 replies ^ | 05/24/2020 | Lorraine King
    A teenage girl was beheaded by her ex-boyfriend when she returned to his flat to collect her belongings after she broke up with him, it has been claimed. Wilma Andersson, 17, disappeared on November 14 last year before police found a 'body part' a fortnight later which turned out to be her head. Her ex-boyfriend Tishko Ahmed Shabaz was arrested and has now been charged with her murder in a case that has shocked Sweden because it is deemed as one of the safest countries in the world, Expressen reports. The rest of Wilma's body has yet to be found....
  • Sweden Coronavirus Herd Immunity Attempt Failing: Only 7.3% Of Population Have Antibodies

    05/22/2020 8:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 05/22/2020 | Rachel Cruise
    Just 7.3% of Stockholm's residents have developed coronavirus antibodies by April's end amid Sweden's bid for herd immunity, a new study reveals. Sweden was one of a handful of countries that did not implement a lockdown to curb the pandemic even as much of the world shut down. The results of the study, from 1,118 tests conducted by Sweden's Public Health Agency, is raising concerns over the country's hesitation to set strict measures to slow down the risks of transmissions. Its approach had come in for praise from the WHO, which called the country a "model" for battling the virus....
  • Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

    05/20/2020 2:57:32 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 69 replies
    AP ^ | today (hey it says that) - 5/20/2020 | By ZEINA KARAM
    BEIRUT (AP) — In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty. But in this crisis, things are different. This time cash itself, passed from hand to hand across neighborhoods, cities and societies just like the coronavirus, is a source of suspicion rather than reassurance. No longer a thing to be shoved mindlessly into a pocket, tucked into a worn wallet or thrown casually on a kitchen counter, money’s status has changed during the virus era — perhaps irrevocably. The pandemic has also reawakened debate about the continued viability...