Sweden fell below Chile and Brazil in #Covid_19 deaths per capita this week. Today they pass the US. With every passing week, the Swedish strategy looks stronger.
The lockdowns have failed to provide any additional health benefits.Read more
"Researchers in Sweden have identified a small neutralizing antibody that has the capacity to block the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, from entering human cells. In a paper published Friday in Nature Communications, the researchers propose that the nanobody has the potential to be developed as an antiviral treatment."Read more
We think this may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Politicians have stood behind the shield of "science" for a long time. In truth, they have abdicated their responsibility to those that have elected them. We note that few medical scientists have also an understanding of either economics or policy governance. Therein lies the rub. There is only one side of the story to make decisions about. The taxpayers and voters are shortchanged by being only very narrowly represented. And, of course, the taxpayers get to pay for any mistakes.Read more
“Ok, I want to preface this article by stating that it is entirely anecdotal and based on my experience working as a doctor in the emergency room of one of the big hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden, and of living as a citizen in Sweden.”Read more
"While the Covid-19 epidemic continues to drag on in the United States, it’s largely over in Sweden where fatalities have dropped to no more than 2 deaths per day for the last week."
For a little perspective, Sweden has a population that is almost double that of Minnesota but whose death rate is now less than Minnesota's death rate. Sweden is almost done with its First Wave. Minnesota, not so much. So when you hear somebody bad-mouthing Sweden, you know what their agenda is. This is about a 7-minute read.Read more
While we are not yet quite done with the issue, it does look like Sweden deserves less criticism. We don't recall, in the history of medicine, that there was ever a quarantine of healthy people, it was always the sick ones that were quarantined. In the US, the motivation first came to light by a high school student winning a science fair by modeling social distancing and its effects on epidemics. We think we need more adults in the room.
So keep your eye on the issue along with South Dakota.Read more
“In a pandemic, there is no substitute for immunity, because immunity provides the best protection against reinfection.”Read more