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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, registered 2,820 new coronavirus cases on Oct. 28, the highest since the pandemic began and the third record number in a matter of days, Health Agency statistics showed on Thursday.

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...A steady rise in new cases has appeared to be gaining momentum in Sweden in recent weeks though the resurgence of the disease has come later than in wide swaths of Europe and not so far hit the kind of peaks recorded in countries such as France.

The increase compares with a record set only the previous day, a figure that was revised up to just over 2,400 cases on Thursday. The Health Agency has said the peak during the spring probably ran much higher but went unrecorded due to a lack of testing.

"We're beginning to approach the ceiling for what the healthcare system can handle. Together, as during the spring, we can push down this curve and avoid the strain on healthcare," Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told a news conference.

The Health Agency also moved to tighten pandemic recommendations for three additional regions, including Sweden's biggest cities Stockholm and Gothenburg, saying infection rates were rising sharply in these areas....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-29 02:06 PM | Reply

Herd immunity doesn't work especially now that we are learning that antibodies don't stay in your system very long.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-29 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Daily new confirmed COVID-19 deaths per million people for Sweden and Norway...

ourworldindata.org

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-29 04:59 PM | Reply

I don't know why, but the links for that chart site don't seem to copy properly.

Lemme try again...

ourworldindata.org

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-29 05:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Google chart/info:
www.google.com

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-29 05:15 PM | Reply

Hmmm...

I think I found the problem...

ourworldindata.org

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-29 05:17 PM | Reply

For the graphs in #3 and #4 looks like you have to change the parameter from confirmed deaths to confirmed cases to see what the article is referencing.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-29 05:17 PM | Reply

By the time this pandemic is over the majority of swedes will be those living in other countries.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2020-10-29 05:18 PM | Reply

Herd immunity doesn't work especially now that we are learning that antibodies don't stay in your system very long.

Actually I've asked this before - can anyone cite a disease where herd immunity worked without an effective vaccine?

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-29 05:18 PM | Reply

#6 excellent graph. Nice work.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-29 05:19 PM | Reply

@#7

The problem with the cut and paste is that there is a variable in the URL amper-region.

The forum software takes that amper-reg and converts it to a registered trademark symbol, which it then ignores because it is not a valid character.

If I remove the amper-region variable from the URL before I save the message, it works fine.

:)

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-29 05:20 PM | Reply

"Actually I've asked this before - can anyone cite a disease where herd immunity workedwithout an effective vaccine?"

I cannot.

Perhaps some of the bubonic plague outbreaks from the Dark Ages ended with herd immunity -- and the death of about 1/3 of the population -- but I really couldn't say for sure.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-29 05:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

MADBOMBER: "But .. but, ya, but ..."

#13 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-29 06:15 PM | Reply

Herd immunity doesn't work especially now that we are learning that antibodies don't stay in your system very long.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-10-29 03:15 PM | Reply | Flag

Herd immunity is close to impossible without a vaccine.

All they are doing is justifying killing off 5% of the population per year to satisfy their selfish childish desires.

#14 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-30 11:26 AM | Reply

Obviously fake news. Liberals have been using Sweden as proof of how bad America is for months. They obviously are not impacted by covid at all according to Libs. This fake news problem is out of control, amirite?!

#15 | Posted by humtake at 2020-10-30 12:05 PM | Reply

#15

Humtake is more retarded than Sarah Palin's youngest ---- trophy.

#16 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-10-30 12:27 PM | Reply

#16- yeah, I have to agree with you there. That post #15 makes absolutely no sense.

#17 | Posted by YAV at 2020-10-30 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

amirite?!

#15 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Depends. Are you speaking English?

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-30 01:03 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by humtake

No urwrong...

It's been Cons throwing it in Liberal's face as proof of "no need for locking things down" since April so... guess they were all wrong and voluntary distancing and other things don't work in the end - every one just gets tired of taking precautions period. If you make rules that have penalties and enforce them well that is another thing and people pay attention more...

Hell we have an outbreak at my employer and people STILL are not following the policies on mask wearing and the company isn't enforcing them because half of management is elsewhere and the other half still think it is a hoax even though we have a 28 year old in the ICU and a few others very sick...

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-10-30 02:02 PM | Reply

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