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Why Americans Should Adopt the Sweden Model on Covid-19 | Gilbert Berdine, MD

Gilbert Berdine, MD, has written the definitive article on Covid 19 and the superiority of the Swedish strategy for dealing with it.


Figure 1 illustrates the daily mortality attributed to covid-19 in Sweden, New York, Illinois, and Texas. The figure plots the daily number of deaths per million population. This figure illustrates the rise and fall of deaths from covid-19 in four different policy environments………………………..the data suggest that lockdowns have not prevented any deaths from covid-19. At best, lockdowns have deferred death for a short time, but they cannot possibly be continued for the long term. It seems likely that one will not have to even compare economic deprivation with loss of life, as the final death toll following authoritarian lockdowns will most likely exceed the deaths from letting people choose how to manage their own risk. After taking the unprecedented economic depression into account, history will likely judge these lockdowns to be the greatest policy error of this generation. Covid-19 is not going to be defeated; we will have to learn how to coexist with it. The only way we can learn how best to cope with covid-19 is to let individuals manage their own risk, observe the outcomes, and learn from mistakes. The world owes a great debt to Sweden for setting an example that the rest of us can follow.

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Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
August 17, 2020

Here is an article that looks at how Google/YouTube is censoring the COVID-19 narrative:

The “truth” is now in the hands of the American oligarchy.

Hawaii guy
Hawaii guy
August 17, 2020

Trump needs to do a live presser from Sweden, it’s the only way he can expose the covid scandal. Hope one of your inside aids reads this President Trump.

Hawaii guy
Hawaii guy
August 17, 2020

And I’m sick of my predictive SwiftKey bringing up other Presidents every time I type the word President. It brings up that dark Muslim everytime but never President Trump, no matter that I’ve never typed that chicago mafia puppets name unless it’s as a derogatory.

August 17, 2020

Sweden has a higher per capita death rate than the US.

US – deaths per 1 million population: 524
Sweden – deaths per 1 million population: 573

Also, when you investigate how the population handled it, Swedes did many things voluntarily that were imposed on people elsewhere. It is a far more disciplined population. Societies that are voluntarily more socially minded are more about the ‘we’. US is mostly about the ‘me’.

Last edited 5 months ago by Clarity
Debbie Bella
Debbie Bella
Reply to  Clarity
August 19, 2020

NO. My nieces and nephews in Sweden have been posting on social media through the whole Covid thing. They have NOT social distanced and I see lots of partying, swimming, eating and socializing with friends and in groups. My mother in law says a mask is a rare sight in Sweden and most people are simply cautious, not super paranoid with social distancing etc. OUr draconian measures have only delayed infection and had the disastrous effect of crippling our economy. A poor trade off.

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