Phillip Schneider

April 23, 2020
from WakingTimes Website







Without imposing any lockdowns or draconian restrictions on citizens, Sweden has attained a greater immunity than any other country and is estimated to achieve herd immunity to Covid-19 within three weeks.

Swedish officials have recommended since the outbreak began that residents of the country limit contact with others whenever possible and wash their hands regularly.

Since then, the virus has mostly affected nursing homes for the elderly, the population that Swedish officials most want to protect.

"In major parts of Sweden, around Stockholm, we have reached a plateau (in new cases) and we're already seeing the effect of herd immunity and in a few weeks' time we'll see even more of the effects of that.


And in the rest of the country, the situation is stable," says Dr. Anders Tengell, Chief Epidemiologist at Sweden's Public Health Agency.


Although some restrictions have been placed on Swedish citizens such as a ban on gatherings of more than 50 people, Swedes have mostly relied on the voluntary efforts of others to wash their hands and practice social distancing.

However, death tolls have been higher in Sweden than other nearby countries, such as Finland, Denmark, and Norway.

It is unclear if this is because of their loose restrictions, immigration policies, or simply bad luck.


Most deaths have occurred in nursing homes and among the recent influx of African and Middle Eastern migrants who in just a few years have become about 25% of the total population.

"The death toll is very closely related to elderly care homes. More than half of the people that have died have lived in elderly care homes… It's the group we said we needed to protect," said Tengell.

Professor Johan Giesecke, the senior epidemiologist and advisor to the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Swedish government, who originally hired Anders Tengell, argues that worldwide lockdowns are being implemented without any real evidence that they are effective.

"The Swedish government decided early in January that the measures we take against the pandemic should be evidence-based and when you start looking around for the measures that are being taken now by different countries you find that very few of them have a shred of evidence" says Johan Giesecke


Pandemic models for the United States originally predicted as many as several hundred thousand deaths by August, but those numbers have been continuously reduced to only 60,145 as their predicted death counts have not happened.


Because of the harm these failed Center for Disease Control (CDC) and WHO 'models' have done to the US economy, the United States coronavirus task force has recently dropped them in favor of real data and as a result are planning to reopen the country in May and June.

"Models for infectious disease spread are very popular…


They are good for teaching, [but] seldom tell you the truth… Which model could have assumed that the outbreak would start in northern Italy?…


[Models] are based on assumptions, and those assumptions should by highly criticized." says Johan Giesecke

The current number of deaths from Covid-19 in Sweden is 1,937, or 192 deaths per million people.


Why lockdowns are the wrong policy - Swedish expert Prof. Johan Giesecke:




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That was one of the more extraordinary interviews we have done here at UnHerd.


Professor Giesecke, one of the world's most senior epidemiologists, advisor to the Swedish Government (he hired Anders Tegnell who is currently directing Swedish strategy), the first Chief Scientist of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and an advisor to the director general of the WHO, lays out with typically Swedish bluntness why he thinks:

  • UK policy on lockdown and other European countries are not evidence-based

  • The correct policy is to protect the old and the frail only

  • This will eventually lead to herd immunity as a "by-product"

  • The initial UK response, before the "180 degree U-turn", was better

  • The Imperial College paper was "not very good" and he has never seen an unpublished paper have so much policy impact

  • The paper was very much too pessimistic

  • Any such models are a dubious basis for public policy anyway

  • The flattening of the curve is due to the most vulnerable dying first as much as the lockdown

  • The results will eventually be similar for all countries

  • Covid-19 is a "mild disease" and similar to the flu, and it was the 'novelty of the disease' that scared people.

  • The actual fatality rate of Covid-19 is the region of 0.1%

  • At least 50% of the population of both the UK and Sweden will be shown to have already had the disease when mass antibody testing becomes available








U.S. Surgeon General Drops Outdated...

WHO-CDC 'Gates Pandemic Model'

by Phillip Schneider
April 21, 2020
from WakingTimes Website





The United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams recently announced on live radio that the Coronavirus Task Force will be dropping old pandemic models from the Center for Disease Control (
CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) in favor of real-time statistics.

"What the American people need to know now is we actually have data, and so we're tracking that data."

Jerome Adams

As a result of this shift, some businesses are set to re-open in May, while others will have to wait until as late as June.


This signals a departure from the Gates Fauci plan of keeping the nation under lockdown as long as possible.


Older models have predicted as many as a million deaths, which later were reduced to about 100,000-240,000, then again to 93,531, 81,766, and finally to the current number of 60,145 by August.


That's less than the number of people who died of the flu during the particularly bad season of 2017-2018.


Using these unreliable models, Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates have been threatening shutdowns of businesses for anywhere from six months to a year and until they can get the public inoculated with a new, minimally tested vaccine.


Some experts have called this a,

"grossly disproportionate response".


"We're following this data every single day, and we're giving that data to communities so that they can make informed and intelligent decisions about when and where to reopen," Adams said.

Even a lift on federal bans would not allow every business to re-open as many states have added another layer of control over their respective economies.

"I feel confident that some places will start to reopen in May and June. Other places won't; it will be piece by piece, bit by bit, but will be data-driven."

There has been a lot of talk recently about not letting the "cure" be worse than the disease.


Closing down businesses has drastically affected the economy and as a result, quarantine is driving many to drugs, domestic violence, and suicide.

"But when it comes to suicide, all factors are pushing in the same direction now.

Lack of income, lack of job security, isolation, reduced access to mental health services will all increase suicide risk.

I'm confident of that," said Richard Dunn, an associate professor of economics at the University of Connecticut.

In a tragic event, one teenage woman from the United Kingdom committed suicide in March after warning her family that,

"more people will die from suicide during this than the virus itself."


"Lockdown mandates… are sending the economy into a tailspin and wreaking havoc with our liberties," says constitutional scholar John W. Whitehead, as many are wondering whether the government should retain the right to shut down private businesses and force healthy people into quarantine at all.

Now that the Trump Administration is using real-time data instead of 'predictive models,' they suspect that the coronavirus pandemic will be much less destructive than they had ever thought before, while the economy is set to re-open in record time.


In the following video, Dr. Rashid A. Buttar discusses this in more detail: