Remember me on this device
Temperature -19 Tomorrow -19 Tonight -31
49455 members | 88 on in past hour
I've been watching the numbers on "Worldometer" as I know many of others do as well. I find it interesting that one democratic country (Sweden) didn't lock down as much as others did. I don't think they ever shut down restaurants, theaters, schools as well as ever mandating masks. It's totally contrary to what we've all been hearing and doing in Canada. Granted, they were hit hard initially with many more deaths than most other countries and they failed to protect their nursing homes, hospitals as they should have. One still has to wonder now though if their "Herd Immunity" approach was the right one. If all we look at, are Covid deaths, maybe they were wrong. However, if we consider the socio/economic consequences of the measures taken by Canada for example, the pain will go on far after the virus is gone. I bring up "herd Immunity" because in looking at the latest numbers I realize that in August, Canada has reported 182 Covid deaths while Sweden has reported only 61. Canada has 3 times the population of Sweden so the numbers should be about right until you consider the strict measures that we still have in place in comparison. Also interesting is that the magnitude in the "death spread" between the two countries is much, much wider as the days/weeks go by. For example, the last 15 days have Sweden reporting 17 deaths while Canada reported 91. The jury is still out on if Sweden did it right, but I think the scale is starting to tilt in their direction. Only time will tell for sure.
See myth #8:https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nine-covid-19-myths-that-just-wont-go-away/
I thought this story from just a couple days ago really put the general approach we’re seeing in Canada and a best-case “slow burn” of the virus into perspective: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/canada-s-pandemic-slow-burn-best-possible-scenario-under-circumstances-u-t-health-experts
Lets look at deaths per 100k population so far: Sweden: 57.16 USA: 55.86 Canada: 24.72 Manitoba: 1.02 As much as Covid looks to be more marathon than sprint with its share of ups and downs, if Canada and Manitoba’s disciplined approach has us at those numbers it’s a pretty one-sided discussion at this point. As an academic debate, I imagine "Sweden vs the world" will draw its share of interest for a while yet but when I start to see words like “mislead” I take undertones of conspiracy theory thinking that does nobody any real good. Nobody wants their community to become the next Lombardy/Wuhan/NYC at the hands of a virus that has proven it can be absolutely devastating when it reaches a caseload that the medical system can’t handle... it’s that edge that anyone considering suggesting a full-on blitz to widespread theoretical immunity are asking us to teeter on whether unintentional or not. Its important to stay the course, trusting the overall direction that medical pros have us on in this country.
Be the 1st to add a photo
Don't miss a new post to this thread! Get e-mail or text message alerts on new posts.
Copyright (C) 2005-2018, Sobkow Technologies Inc.
Posted by ,