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Did Sweden get it Right?

Jay59

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This Washington Monthly article thinks so. The main reason is that they did not suffer the collateral damage of shutdowns.

Central to the argument is this study which shows that only Sweden did not have an increase in under age-75 morbidity. In essence, other countries lost people because they could not visit their doctors for non-COVID problems. I sympathize. I lost a tooth because I could not get a cavity treated until it was abscessed.
 

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This Washington Monthly article thinks so. The main reason is that they did not suffer the collateral damage of shutdowns.

Central to the argument is this study which shows that only Sweden did not have an increase in under age-75 morbidity. In essence, other countries lost people because they could not visit their doctors for non-COVID problems. I sympathize. I lost a tooth because I could not get a cavity treated until it was abscessed.

Almost from the beginning of this crisis, I've advocated those very actions. Protect the typically most vulnerable, but otherwise let life go on as normally as possible.

The lockdowns, the mask mandates, online schooling, and all the fearmongering turning society into a herd of spooked cattle, stampeding this way and that. All being herded by "the Science" experts, who've often lied, or misled about "the science."

A few State Governors got it right, a few got it very wrong (like Cuomo and other's who packed the elderly sick or not into elder care centers), but most just "followed the science" regardless of inconsistencies.
 

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Almost from the beginning of this crisis, I've advocated those very actions. Protect the typically most vulnerable, but otherwise let life go on as normally as possible.

The lockdowns, the mask mandates, online schooling, and all the fearmongering turning society into a herd of spooked cattle, stampeding this way and that. All being herded by "the Science" experts, who've often lied, or misled about "the science."

A few State Governors got it right, a few got it very wrong (like Cuomo and other's who packed the elderly sick or not into elder care centers), but most just "followed the science" regardless of inconsistencies.
It's it odd how the left touts Sweden as the socialist example of what society and government should be when it helps them, but it turns on them when the Covid numbers come in and Sweden's actions refute all of the lockdowns and business closings.
 

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It's it odd how the left touts Sweden as the socialist example of what society and government should be when it helps them, but it turns on them when the Covid numbers come in and Sweden's actions refute all of the lockdowns and business closings.
Sweden isnt actually socialist. Its got some welfare aspects that might be considered as such, but theyre a capitalist country through and through.
 
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