Swedish King: Our Wingnut-Approved COVID Strategy Was Deadly…Carlson-Rand Paul Criminally Wrong

It wasn’t so long ago that U.S. Republican commentators were lauding the so-called Swedish model—but now it’s increasingly unpopular in the country it was created.

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When Swedes began dying off and the nation began collapsing under a failed COVID policy, it was the continual back slapping from Trump and his minions that pushed Sweden to wait it out…and follow the American example into chaos and destruction…

Daily Beast: Remember in the early days of the pandemic, when people like Tucker Carlson and Sen. Rand Paul advocated for the U.S. following the Swedish model of avoiding strict lockdowns and letting life carry on largely as normal amid the highly contagious virus?

Well, as the year ends, Sweden is coming to terms with a death toll per million that is approximately 10 times higher than neighboring Norway and Finland, and now its king has condemned political leaders for their experiment, branding the light-touch strategy a miserable and deadly failure.

“The people of Sweden have suffered tremendously in difficult conditions,” King Carl XVI Gustaf, who is traditionally tight-lipped on political matters, told the Swedish state broadcaster SVT. He added: “I think we have failed. We have a large number who have died, and that is terrible.”

Although it’s remarkable for a king to comment on policy, his actual comments were a statement of the obvious. Anders Tegnell, the country’s top epidemiologist who designed its anti-lockdown strategy, has himself admitted that too many people have died and the country should have done more to prevent the spread of the disease from the outset.

Throughout the pandemic, Swedes have been allowed to go to restaurants and bars with no social-distancing measures in place and, until recently, were allowed to hit the gym and send their kids to school. The country has also broken with the near-universal guidance of recommending that protective face masks be worn in public, except in hospitals.

The sight of Swedes packing out restaurants and bars in the first wave of the pandemic led to some commentators in the U.S. urging leaders to follow Sweden’s example…many of whom are dead today….read more…

https://www.thedailybeast.com/swedish-king-brands-his-countrys-anti-lockdown-strategy-as-a-deadly-failure

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  1. Have to think the Swedes really didn’t know what they were dealing with. COVID-19 is a bioweapon deployed first in China, then Iran, then Europe, and now in the USA. It was designed to kill the elderly, people with underlying health issues, and of course, those too stupid to live like the Trumpsters in the USA. Like Henry Kissinger said back in 2016, “Our primary response to the Third World should be population reduction.” So far, COVID-19 is doing a good job of that. But, if it isn’t good enough… Back to the lab in North Carolina!

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