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Daily COVID Deaths in Sweden Hit Zero, as Other Nations Brace for More Lockdowns

Sweden isn’t in the news much these days. There’s a reason for that.

By Jon Miltimore | FEE | July 22, 2021

More than 100,000 people flooded streets in France over the weekend and multiple COVID vaccination centers were vandalized as opposition grew to the government’s most recent pandemic strategy. In President Emmanuel Macron’s latest incarnation of lockdowns, government officials have decreed that unvaccinated individuals will no longer be allowed to enter cafes, restaurants, theaters, public transportation and more.

Needless to say, people were not happy.

France’s approach is unique, but it’s just one of many countries around the world imposing new restrictions as fears grow over a new variant of COVID-19. Australia’s recent restrictions have placed half the country under strict lockdown—even though a record 82,000 tests had identified just 111 new coronavirus cases—while restaurants in Portugal are struggling to survive amid newly imposed restrictions.

One country not making much news is Sweden.

Sweden, of course, was maligned in 2020 for foregoing a strict lockdown. The Guardian called its approach “a catastrophe” in the making, while CBS News said Sweden had become “an example of how not to handle COVID-19.”

Despite these criticisms, Sweden’s laissez-faire approach to the pandemic continues today. In contrast to its European neighbors, Sweden is welcoming tourists. Businesses and schools are open with almost no restrictions. And as far as masks are concerned, not only is there no mandate in place, Swedish health officials are not even recommending them.

What are the results of Sweden’s much-derided laissez-faire policy? Data show the 7-day rolling average for COVID deaths yesterday was zero (see below). As in nada. And it’s been at zero for about a week now.

Even a year ago, it was clear the hyperbolic claims about “the Swedish catastrophe” were false; just ask Elon Musk (also see: herehere, and here). But a year later the evidence is overwhelming that Sweden got the pandemic mostly right. Sweden’s overall mortality rate in 2020 was lower than most of Europe and its economy suffered far less. Meanwhile, today Sweden is freer and healthier than virtually any other country in Europe.

As much of the world remains gripped in fear and nations devise new restrictions to curtail basic freedoms, Sweden remains a vital and shining reminder that there is a better way.

July 26, 2021 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. “Australia’s recent restrictions have placed half the country under strict lockdown—even though a record 82,000 tests had identified just 111 new coronavirus cases”

    This “Pandemic” has been ongoing now for 17+ Months, and lots of the deaths have occurred in Nursing Homes(where, unfortunately, elderly people die of the Flu’ every year).

    From my own point of view, I’m sick….of hearing about this imaginary “Pandemic”….

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | July 26, 2021 | Reply

  2. The Australian PM said on TV last year circa March 2020 that he would not impose similar methods upon the people of Australia as some countries have done. This was a direct allusion to Russia, PRC, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore. That news clip has vanished. The NSW Minister for Confusion, Mental Failure and Chaos has banned apparently people talking to each other. I am speechless! Apt pun. And the media does not seem to think that is abnormal. Where are the psychiatrists and mental nurses with their big lovely jabs full of nice tranquilizers – for the Minister and the rest of the politicians who are in agreement by being silent and where are The Greens? or were they always flakes.

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    Comment by almostvoid | July 29, 2021 | Reply


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