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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Official findings add to concerns about Sweden's laissez-faire strategy towards the pandemic. Just 7.3% of Stockholm's inhabitants had developed Covid-19 antibodies by the end of April, according to a study, raising concerns that the country's light-touch approach to the coronavirus may not be helping it build up broad immunity.

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Sometimes these things infect and kill everyone for hundreds of years. The idea that it will be okay once it goes through the population once seems delusional to me. When does that ever happen? (It's an honest question)

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-24 06:19 PM | Reply

Sweden's approach assumes getting herd immunity amongst those that will experience mild to no symptoms is possible while protecting the frail.

The data suggests otherwise.

Sweden's approach was based on a lot of assumptions which may not be true.

Immunity may not last.
Asymptomatic infection makes protecting the frail very difficult, if community transmission is occurring.
A large percentage of survivors suffered severe injuries. We don't know the long term effects of covid.

And, what are we going to do when the next much worse pandemic occurs? Just accept a mass die off or sterilization?

Why not copy NZ SK OZ Taiwan etc that have covid under control?

#2 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-24 08:15 PM | Reply

Interestingly, countries that did lockdown and had way fewer deaths, had 5% COVID antibodies

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-24 10:42 PM | Reply

10% of the way to herd immunity. Graphs for the above comments:
ourworldindata.org
ourworldindata.org

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-24 11:18 PM | Reply

More deaths for less benefit in both contexts of population level immunity and economic impact.

There goes that right wing talking point.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-25 12:39 AM | Reply

Why not copy NZ SK OZ Taiwan etc that have covid under control?

#2 | POSTED BY BORED AT 2020-05-24 08:15 PM | FLAG: EYE ROLL

Because it would require turning nations into islands. Better to look at what Germany is doing... they have crossable land-based borders abutting other countries much the same way the Americas do between our states, provinces, and countries.

Besides that... NZ and OZ are just entering into their flu season and they've learned from our stupid. ... I gotta say though...It is going to suck more than ever to be Brazillian governed by yet another Trumplethinskin wannabe right-wingnut pig.

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-05-25 03:57 AM | Reply

Sweden now has one of the highest per capita death rates.

Even their leader medical advisor has said staying open may not have been the best move...after he advocated for staying open for months.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-25 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

heard immunity isn't working in a very timely manner is it?

but all these right wingers keep saying we should "do our own research"

#8 | Posted by klifferd at 2020-05-26 09:39 AM | Reply

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