5 Charts That Show Sweden’s Strategy Worked. The Lockdowns Failed

Sweden An Update

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 become a “cautionary tale,” the New York Times declared the same month.

“They are leading us to catastrophe,” The Guardian warned in March.

Dozens of similar examples can be found. With every passing week, however, it’s becoming more clear that Sweden got the virus right. For starters, Swedish officials point out that even if lockdowns did save lives, they cannot long be endured.

“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 can’t get rid of it, but we can keep it down at a reasonable level,” Johan Carlson, the director general of Sweden’s public health agency, said in an interview with public broadcaster SVT on Sunday.

It’s also worth pointing out that Sweden has avoided some of the economic carnage of its European neighbours experienced by implementing harsh lockdowns. In August, the BBC pointed out that Sweden’s economy experienced much less damage during the pandemic.

Both of these facts help explain why Sweden has not witnessed the widespread social unrest other nations have seen.

“A certain fatigue is setting in, this has been going on for a number of months,” Carlson admitted. “But we are not seeing anger or aggression, we’re not seeing the same reactions as in Europe.”

This should come as no surprise. Life in Sweden is still relatively normal. People never stopped going to restaurants and bars, pools or parks. Schools and places of business remained open. Hence, the mass protests, violence, and spikes of mental health deterioration, drug overddoses, and suicide nations around the world have witnessed in 2020 have been notably absent in Sweden.

Perhaps most importantly, Sweden’s “lighter touch” seems to have tamed COVID-19. While many European countries that implemented lockdowns are witnessing a resurgence of the virus, Sweden’s cases and deaths remain a stark contrast to other European nations.


Bill Gates’ Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life

We stand at a precipice of extinction. Will we allow our humanity as living, conscious, intelligent, autonomous beings to be extinguished by a greed machine that does not know limits and is unable to put a break on its colonisation and destruction? Or will we stop the machine and defend our humanity, freedom, and autonomy to protect life on earth?

Why Are So Many People Sad?

Why Are So Many People Sad?

There is a lot of truth in this. The easiest thing to to to start feeling better is to go for a walk and look at things. After that, the next easiest is to start eating more healthy foods. Just a fish oil capsule a day is a good start. Almost anyone can add that to their diet.

Eat, drink and don’t be wary of Brussels sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

You might find them hard to stomach but Brussels sprouts could do wonders for your heart.

We all know that vegetables are good for us, but broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage have just shot to the top of the list.

Researchers at Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia have found that eating them every day could cut your risk of blood vessel disease by up to 46 per cent.

Edith Cowan University’s Dr Lauren Blekkenhorst said the study involved an analysis of the diets of 684 older women who ate 45 grams of the vegetables every day.

Previous studies had found that people who consumed more of these vegetables reduced their risk of heart attack and stroke, but researchers weren’t sure why.

“We have now found that older women consuming higher amounts of cruciferous vegetables every day have lower odds of having extensive calcification on their aorta,” Dr Blekkenhorst said.

“One particular constituent found abundantly in cruciferous vegetables is vitamin K which may be involved in inhibiting the calcification process that occurs in our blood vessels,” she said.

Blood vessel disease caused by the build-up of calcium deposits can reduce circulation and increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.


Everything Was Forbidden

Everything Was Forbidden

Either he was prescient or those at the top of the food chain are taking the text of the book 1984 as a guidebook rather than a warning. If you have not read the book I recommend you do. Here is a link to a site where you can read it for free: https://www.george-orwell.org/1984

Human Rights Video #19: Freedom of Expression

One of my principle concerns with the current scene is the rapidly escalating speed with which human rights are being trampled. The lack of peace in certain regions is proof positive that these principles are actually valid and needed, more than ever.

This trend needs to be reversed. The entrance point is educating people that they do have rights. Hence this post and the request you share these posts so more people are aware of and insist upon their rights so that we can live in a peaceful society.

Watch the video and if you think so too, please share it!

Do you know it is a fundamental right of yours to have your own opinion? You would not think so from the way some people (including the government) try to belittle you for disagreeing with them but it is.