People walking in the Old Town of Stockholm. Studies suggest immunity in and around the capital is significantly lower than predicted. Photograph: Tt News Agency/Reuters
Guardian: New infections and hospital admissions have surged in Sweden as the country battles a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that officials had hoped its light-touch, anti-lockdown approach would mitigate.
COVIDIDIOTS touted Sweden as an example…
“We consider the situation extremely serious,” the director of health and medical care services for Stockholm, Björn Eriksson, told the state broadcaster SVT this week. “We can expect noticeably more people needing hospital care over the coming weeks.”
Remember Sweden and the "herd immunity" that they had been building up all this time?— Abraar Karan (@AbraarKaran) November 13, 2020
Their #covid19 deaths per capita are >10 times that of bordering Norway, which now has recalled military support to patrol its border with Sweden.https://t.co/ZPgr5mcbdZ
Swedish hospitals were treating 1,004 patients for Covid-19, SVT said, an increase of 60% over the previous week’s 627. Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control suggests the rise in recent weeks may be Europe’s fastest.
New infections are also surging, hitting a seven-day average of more than 4,000 this week against fewer than 500 at the beginning of October. The country recorded 4,635 new infections on Thursday.
Hospitalizations in Sweden rising faster than anywhere else in Europe, undermining reckless nonsense about success of laissez faire strategy— Peter S. Goodman (@petersgoodman) November 12, 2020
Anders Tegnell, the country’s chief epidemiologist, told a press conference that case numbers had shown “a pretty big increase last week” and would “certainly increase” again this week, although perhaps not by quite as much.
The Swedish government wants to halt the serving of alcohol in bars and restaurants after 10pm, due to the spread of Covid-19. At a press conference PM Stefan Löfven said things are moving in the wrong direction, the risk is that things could soon look "pitch black", he added. pic.twitter.com/5JtrCn4JDi— Radio Sweden (@radiosweden) November 11, 2020
The prime minister, Stefan Löfven, however, said on Wednesday that all indicators were “going in the wrong direction. The infection is spreading fast, and in the past week the number of people being treated in intensive care has more than doubled.”
Löfven said Sweden risked “more people getting sick, more people dying, more overworked people in the healthcare sector, more postponed operations … We need everybody to follow the recommendations. Every decision we take matters.” read more
And are the usual Murdochracy fuckwits still pushing Sweden as an example to the world ? https://t.co/mAM95vK8HC— Mike Carlton (@MikeCarlton01) November 12, 2020