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Melbourne Syndrome


And The Winner Is…Sweden

Update on Sweden:  It has a Covid death per million rate of 572, which is about 7th or 8th in the world. It is ahead of the USA at 520 per million ( The USA is statistically complicated, because of the vast differences of states in population size, population density and lockdown measures).

Sweden is therefore doing better than at least 7 other countries who have had major lockdown measures.

Sweden’s infection rate has flattened now from a peak of 1800 cases in June to about 244 daily cases now.

It’s death rate peaked early, in April (115 deaths) and has now sharply fallen to 7 per day.

Sweden employed social distancing measures and banned large events. It only kept senior school and uni students at home. Sweden did not close restaurants, bars and cinemas. It did not have a compulsory lockdown or compulsory mask wearing.

Other European countries who suppressed herd immunity with lockdowns are now seeing second waves. Sweden is achieving herd immunity.

Yes, Sweden’s death rate is high, but not much higher than in an average year

It is obvious that Sweden, as well as some American states who are essentially doing the same thing as Sweden, have got it right.

Lockdowns are a disaster and the stricter the lockdown, the bigger the disaster, to the economy and to people’s lives.

Victoria, the state of disaster.Aptly named.

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