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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
That was one of the
more extraordinary interviews we have done here at
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:
on lockdown and other European countries are not
policy is to protect the old and the frail only
eventually lead to herd immunity as a "by-product"
UK response, before the "180 degree U-turn", was better
Imperial College paper was "not very good" and he has never
seen an unpublished paper have so much policy impact
was very much too pessimistic
models are a dubious basis for public policy anyway
flattening of the curve is due to the most vulnerable dying
first as much as the lockdown
will eventually be similar for all countries
a "mild disease" and similar to the flu, and it was
'novelty of the disease' that scared people.
fatality rate of Covid-19 is the region of 0.1%
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
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
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."
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
That's less than the number of people who
died of the flu during the particularly bad season of 2017-2018.
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
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,"
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
"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
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
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
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
Now that the
Administration is using real-time data instead of
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: