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Sweden's corona response

Is the country making the right choice?

cootje1976
post 13.Mar.2020, 01:03 PM
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QUOTE (gsurya @ 13.Mar.2020, 12:38 PM) *
Sweden's well thought out approach continues - this is the best way to tackle this pandemic - we are not a China who can put the military upon citizens.Any immigrant like ... (show full quote)


And the delirious rant ensues...

And yes I am an immigrant and to protect me and my loved ones at the moment I would have preferred to at least have the South Korean approach; test everyone with symptoms and isolate them asap. If that does not work the Chinese way; and close the borders from the hardest affected countries in Europe.

This is literally Sweden right now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSXIetP5iak

And to be frank Sweden i doing it wrong according to the WHO even though there is a potential argueable point for not having enough testkits:
"There are a lot of questions about why the Swedish Public Health Authority recommends that the number of tests be reduced while the WHO says the opposite and South Korea has conducted mass tests."SVT

But coming back to the testkits, Sweden and the rest of the world could have had a head start when it was mainly in China.
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cootje1976
post 13.Mar.2020, 01:06 PM
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QUOTE (skogsbo @ 13.Mar.2020, 07:11 AM) *
The virus is easy to contain. But the living conditions for 2 weeks required will be tough and the western leaders daren't enforce them.Borders should have been closed, al ... (show full quote)



+1 Well said.
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cootje1976
post 13.Mar.2020, 01:11 PM
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The Czechs get it:

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus...3?r=US&IR=T

And ow yeah, Sweden is on the list of banned countries. Great start!
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Essingen55
post 13.Mar.2020, 01:23 PM
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According to an American expert I saw, there are two ways to get this solved:

1. Mass quarantine
2. Mass testing

Sweden is doing neither of these. I would say the approach from the authorities is an unmitigated disaster, quite honestly.

The only positives in this is that ordinary Swedes are intelligent people who will understand the risks and they also don't easily get into a flap, so perhaps there won't be much panic buying, after the initial realisation of the problem.

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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 13.Mar.2020, 03:14 PM
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Virus stats:
World population 8 billion...135400 cases 5043 deaths...

NYC population 8.6 million...95 cases 0 deaths...

Got the numbers from a local paper and Google...

A personal observation: I went shopping yesterday on two of the busiest streets in this neighborhood, I was able to find parking directly across the street from both destinations...Truly a miracle!!!

The schools will stay open here because some children need the meals provided...

English Premier League just shut down... Damn!!!
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Uncle Fred
post 13.Mar.2020, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 13.Mar.2020, 03:14 PM) *
Virus stats:World population 8 billion...135400 cases 5043 deaths...NYC population 8.6 million...95 cases 0 deaths...Got the numbers from a local paper and Google...A personal ... (show full quote)

Local news probably got the info from google as well. You should know the golden rule, never trust google.

English Premier League just shut down, google haven't released that info yet but everyone else knows.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 13.Mar.2020, 04:49 PM
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8 billion people and less than 6000 fatalities...

A bit overplayed methinks...
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cootje1976
post 13.Mar.2020, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 13.Mar.2020, 04:49 PM) *
8 billion people and less than 6000 fatalities.... A bit overplayed methinks...


You should look at the number of infected and put the fatalities against that. Not the whole population. And now for a Corona free weekend starting now! Be back on Monday! Stay safe folks!
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Rick Methven
post 13.Mar.2020, 07:26 PM
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Went to the Gym today, was pleased to see staff disinfecting equipment, then saw one member at the wash basin carefully washing his hands before putting his mouth around the tap to take a drink.
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TheExpatEagle
post 13.Mar.2020, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE (Uncle Fred @ 13.Mar.2020, 04:32 PM) *
Local news probably got the info from google as well. You should know the golden rule, never trust google.English Premier League just shut down, google haven't released th ... (show full quote)


Nobody gets information from Google they get directed to sites that could contain the correct information... And a lot of rubbish too... But even Google News is an aggregator not a publisher.
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Essingen55
post 13.Mar.2020, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE
Went to the Gym today, was pleased to see staff disinfecting equipment, then saw one member at the wash basin carefully washing his hands before putting his mouth around the tap to take a drink.


Unbelievable.

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Essingen55
post 13.Mar.2020, 08:37 PM
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So, Denmark closes its borders and Norway takes other tough decisive measures. Both are countries with female heads of government.

Meanwhile in Sweden, Loven couldn't decide what day of the week it is.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 13.Mar.2020, 10:27 PM
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Our beloved President, Donald J. Trump has declared that a state of emergency now exists in the United States of America!!!

And the Stock Market is going "BONKERS"!!!
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Uncle Fred
post 14.Mar.2020, 09:37 AM
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QUOTE (Gamla H?lsingebock @ 13.Mar.2020, 10:27 PM) *
Our beloved President, Donald J. Trump has declared that a state of emergency now exists in the United States of America!!!. And the Stock Market is going "BONKERS"!!!

Are you sure, is it not "The stock market declares a state of emergency and Donald J. Trump is going "BONKERS"!!!"
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 14.Mar.2020, 03:12 PM
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Our beloved saviour is steadfast and forthright in the fulfillment of his duties, promises and obligations to the American people...

He is the rock of our existence!!!
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