Sweden now has the lowest Covid-19 death rate in Europe

And it never locked down.
19 Oct 2020 – Swedish health chief Olivia Wigzell explained that her country didn’t impose the kind of draconian lockdowns seen in other European countries in order to prevent the public from developing “pandemic fatigue.”

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden chose to go for herd immunity by refusing to impose a hard lockdown. Bars, restaurants, gyms, workplaces and schools remained open. Vulnerable people were told to shield while mandatory mask rules were avoided.

Despite the mainstream media predicting that this would lead to massive fatalities, Sweden has recorded under 6,000 coronavirus deaths and now has the lowest death rate in Europe.

The Scandinavian country’s GDP fared better than the rest of Europe and now large segments of the population have developed herd immunity, reducing the impact of any potential “second wave.”

A young woman posted a video of herself boarding a train in Stockholm showing minimal social distancing and hardly anyone wearing masks.

See video:

Thanks to Stephen Bird for this link

9 thoughts on “Sweden now has the lowest Covid-19 death rate in Europe”

  1. Worldometers reports that Sweden doesn’t have the lowest death rate in Europe !

    France, Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland to name a few are all below Sweden.

    Like all EU countries Sweden is also having an upswing in daily new cases. However death rates are not increasing as yet except for a small increase in Germany and The Netherlands.

    Still I firmly believe Sweden’s approach was the only sane response in the world initially – everyone else simply delayed the spread and are now locked up – they can’t allow any international visitors and how long does this nonsense go on ?

    Sweden for some reason underestimated the seriousness for older people – an astonishing mistake given the knowledge that so many old people ultimately die from pneumonia often associated with viral infections – had they not made this mistake – which everyone else did as well – they could have had truly astounding outcomes.

    But all the predictions that Sweden was insane have been proven completely wrong and we should be toting up the bill to send to the computer modelers !

  2. I don’t believe we can claim Sweden’s death rate is now the lowest in Europe.
    According to this site, it’s definitely NOT: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/

    Sweden’s current deaths-per-million figure is 580
    This is certainly better than Belgium (904), Spain (718), Britain (649), and Italy (601).
    But it’s worse than France (488), North Macedonia (391), Holland (385), Ireland (378), Armenia (354), Kosovo (352), Bosnia-Herzegovina (292), Romania (291), Switzerland (248), Portugal (206), Germany (117), Denmark (116), and Czechia (115).

    I do NOT support border closures, lockdowns, and other erosions of our freedom, but I think it’s important to be wary of unsubstantiated data. Passing on erroneous information tends to weaken your argument in the eyes of those who disagree with you.

  3. have they got borders being checked?
    because the so called herd immunity is only going to be shortlived just like the usual coronas it appear ie maybe 3 to 6 mths at very best
    and germany belgium spain italy france are soaring again

    • Three quarters of deaths were in old peoples homes in Sweden. Average age of deaths 86 years old. Whoever was going to die has died. This has happened across the world . In the UK flu and pneumonia has been killing more than covid since June. It is only a fraudulent PCR test illustrating a large number of cases but the number of deaths are small. Same across Europe.

  4. What is soaring is the imagination that we all will die when doing nothing, henceforwards, wear maks stay away from fellow humans at great distance.

  5. Newer indications seen during the past week or 2 hint that the virus is some sort of plandemic linked in to the need to meet carbon targets. We have seen most of the world’s Boeing 747’s get taken to the Boneyard in Arizona, then broken up for scrap. The bullet trains will get the same fate unless we learn to power them on solar and wind technology. I expect cars to also get replaced by horses. Means the streets will get messy and smelly but lets hope horses produce less methane than cows LOL. Then what about elephants on the African Savannah? Do they produce methane? And if so how much? Probably a lot. Yes, hunt elephant not for the ivory but to save the planet hence ecosystem.
    I only hope the insane leftist ideas being promoted right now are not taken literally. After all, you need a reliable power supply to work the internet, the financial system and the flow of information designed to keep us ignorant, fearful of the future and desperate for Government to do something, in the false belief that only when the Government does something (usually means invade a country with oil LOL) then and only then can we be happy.
    Understand that I am not at my best and it has nothing to do with Monday Morning LOL.

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