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Sweden U-turns on herd immunity approach

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Sweden has U-turned on its herd immunity approach to the pandemic by introducing tighter lockdown restrictions, after health chiefs warned the country has failed to prepare for a second wave.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven today announced new limitations on public gatherings to eight people across the country, down from a previous upper limit of 300.

Full report at City AM: Link

"This is the new norm for the entire society," Mr Lofven told a news conference.

"Don't go to gyms, don't go to libraries, don't host dinners. Cancel."

Mr Lofven said that the situation would get worse and appealed to Swedes to "do your duty" and "take responsibility to stop the spread" of COVID-19.

Full report at ABC (Australia): Link

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Space Commander Travis

Lockdown! Lockdown! Obedience masking! Compliance! New normal! new normal! Statistics! Cases! Cases! Cases! 

They can all load themselves into a great big rocket and go shoot themselves off into space. Every single politician. Every single "Public Health Official". Every single "journalist" who just repeats this crap with no absolutely no critical thinking whatsoever. They can all go ---, ----, ---, and ---- --- themselves. The people really won't (except perhaps the "Joe" voting "majority" in America) accept this crap any longer. 

 

I mean, no one in the former "United" Kingdom seems to be taking the pathetic Johnson and Hancock's' "new Lockdown" seriously. I don't know how many people have self-sacrificingly declared that their jobs or businesses are Not Essential and voluntarily shut themselves away in their home, or just make Essential Journies to purchase Essential Food Supplies. No one seems to take it seriously any more.

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quiXilver

Well... at least you're not bitter about it. :tsu:

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Eldorado

Latest:

There’s little evidence that herd immunity is helping Sweden combat the coronavirus, according to the country’s top epidemiologist.

“The issue of herd immunity is difficult,” Anders Tegnell said at a briefing in Stockholm on Tuesday. “We see no signs of immunity in the population that are slowing down the infection right now.”

Swedes have been more exposed to the virus than their neighbors elsewhere in the Nordic region, and every third Stockholmer tested has antibodies, according to figures published this week. That’s after the country famously opted against a lockdown, relying instead on voluntary measures.

Full report at Bloomberg: Link

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Swedish high schools switch to distance learning as second COVID wave mounts

Reuters

Sweden's high schools will close for a month and students will instead take classes online, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Thursday as coronavirus cases soar in the country.

MedicalXpress

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Eldorado

Swedish capital begs rest of country to send medics

Yahoo News at MSN

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fred_mc

As a Swede I find the reporting about herd immunity approach in Sweden as quite strange. Sweden has never had a herd immunity approach, not sure why foreign media keeps claiming that.

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Eldorado

Stockholm's health authorities have made a new call for help, asking for private healthcare companies to free up staff to help solve a severe shortage in intensive care places. 

"The situation is serious and we need help," Björn Eriksson, the  region's health chief, told Sweden's TT newswire. "Around a third of healthcare in Stockholm is carried out in the private sector. It makes sense for them also to take responsibility."

Eriksson made headlines internationally on Wednesday when he warned that the region's intensive care units were at 99 percent capacity.

Full report at The Local Sweden: Link

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Sweden failed to protect care home residents from the coronavirus and the government is to blame – although other individual agencies and authorities bear responsibility – according to the country's coronavirus commission's first report.

"Apart from the general spread of the virus in society, the factor that has had the greatest impact on the number of cases of illness and deaths from Covid-19 in Swedish residential care is structural shortcomings that have been well-known for a long time. These shortcomings have led to residential care being unprepared and ill-equipped to handle a pandemic. Staff employed in the elderly care sector were largely left by themselves to tackle the crisis."

Full report at The Local Sweden: Link

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stereologist
On 12/12/2020 at 9:31 AM, fred_mc said:

As a Swede I find the reporting about herd immunity approach in Sweden as quite strange. Sweden has never had a herd immunity approach, not sure why foreign media keeps claiming that.

The head epidemiologist has stated that herd immunity or better known as community immunity as not the objective.

But the notion of "herd immunity" was the goal wasn't  it? What do you think was the goal when the government was looking at the percentage of population infected?

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Eldorado

As Covid death toll soars ever higher, Sweden wonders who to blame.

UK Guardian

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stereologist
23 hours ago, Eldorado said:

As Covid death toll soars ever higher, Sweden wonders who to blame.

UK Guardian

The last paragraph is telling.

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“We haven’t seen the end of this,” Burman agreed. “I think Christmas is going to bring an even steeper curve, and we’re going to have even more deaths. I think someone will have to resign. Otherwise, we’re sending a very strong signal out to our society that no one takes responsibility.”

 

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Sweden has registered 32,485 new coronavirus cases since Dec. 23, Health Agency statistics showed on Tuesday.

The country registered 205 new deaths in the period, taking the total to 8,484.

Reuters

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On 11/17/2020 at 4:57 AM, Space Commander Travis said:

Lockdown! Lockdown! Obedience masking! Compliance! New normal! new normal! Statistics! Cases! Cases! Cases! 

They can all load themselves into a great big rocket and go shoot themselves off into space. Every single politician. Every single "Public Health Official". Every single "journalist" who just repeats this crap with no absolutely no critical thinking whatsoever. They can all go ---, ----, ---, and ---- --- themselves. The people really won't (except perhaps the "Joe" voting "majority" in America) accept this crap any longer. 

 

I mean, no one in the former "United" Kingdom seems to be taking the pathetic Johnson and Hancock's' "new Lockdown" seriously. I don't know how many people have self-sacrificingly declared that their jobs or businesses are Not Essential and voluntarily shut themselves away in their home, or just make Essential Journies to purchase Essential Food Supplies. No one seems to take it seriously any more.

Okay guys, pack it up! It's over! Space Commander Travis is the only critical thinker and has seen right through the globalist/communist/socialist/icelandic plot. 

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third_eye

Well... maybe this virus is actually just a anti free venture capitalist...

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stereologist

The daily deaths in Sweden is going up. This graph is from the following link and taken on January 1, 2021

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

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Deaths lag infections by several weeks.

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With that in mind we can predict that the number of deaths will continue to rise especially in late January and early February.

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Eldorado

Sweden plans to announce a new package of coronavirus measures on Wednesday aimed at reducing the risk of a third wave of coronavirus infections over the coming months.

Speaking at the authorities' biweekly press conference, the country's state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that several new recommendations would be announced, although he gave no further details.

"We have a package on the way which is going to be presented tomorrow," he said.

thelocal.se

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