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Sweden resisted a lockdown, and its capital Stockholm is expected to reach ‘herd immunity’ in weeks

  • Unlike its neighbors, Sweden did not impose a lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The strategy — aimed at building a broad-base of immunity while protecting at-risk groups like the elderly — has proved controversial.
  • But Sweden’s chief epidemiologist has said “herd immunity” could be reached in Stockholm within weeks.

By Holly Ellyatt | 28 April 2020

CNBC — Its neighbors closed borders, schools, bars and businesses as the coronavirus pandemic swept through Europe, but Sweden went against the grain by keeping public life as unrestricted as possible.

The strategy — aimed at allowing some exposure to the virus in order to build immunity among the general population while protecting high-risk groups like the elderly — has been controversial. Some health experts liken it to playing Russian roulette with public health.

But now, the country’s chief epidemiologist said the strategy appears to be working and that “herd immunity” could be reached in the capital Stockholm in a matter of weeks. […]

3 Comments on Sweden resisted a lockdown, and its capital Stockholm is expected to reach ‘herd immunity’ in weeks

  1. Have you seen this scandal today about “Mr. UK Lockdown”? Do you see why we have no confidence in our political leaders?

    “Professor Neil Ferguson, 51, had asked his married mistress Antonia Staats, 38, to travel across London from her £1.9million home at least twice, despite lecturing 66million in Britain on the need to stay apart to stop the spread of the killer virus, and stop the NHS being overwhelmed with patients.”

    “Shamed Neil Ferguson’s lover said lockdown ‘strained’ her open marriage to lookalike husband a day after the couple enjoyed secret tryst”

    “— Prof Neil Ferguson, 51, warned UK could see 500,000 deaths if it didn’t implement mass self-isolation
    — His advice, through a report he helped produce at Imperial College, led to the Prime Minister bringing in the lockdown
    — But since it started, he allowed his married lover to travel across London to visit him at home at least twice
    — Scotland Yard has said its officers ‘do not intend to take any further action’ for repeated lockdown breaches
    — Antonia Staats, 38, lives with her husband, in his 30s, and two children in a £1.9 million house in south London”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8292249/Scientist-Neil-Fergusons-lover-said-lockdown-strained-marriage.html

  2. We are a herd and being farmed by a small elite through the media. They are going for breed standardization with limited intellectual skills. Fluoride anyone?

  3. Sweden’s policy for this cold/flu has been the understood policy for any virus spanning the last 80 years ( more or less) before manufactured hysteria followed by totalitarian restrictions became fashionable.

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