The new Corona virus, should we worry?

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Sweden!!!!!!!

Sweden to introduce stricter restrictions including work from home mandate
Stricter pandemic measures are to be introduced in Sweden in response to a rising number of Covid cases and pressure on hospitals, the prime minister has said.

“The situation has deteriorated, without doubt. The level of infections in Sweden is at a historically high level,” Magdalena Andersson told a news conference, according to Reuters.

The new measures include a work from home mandate where possible and a cap on the number of people allowed at public events. Restaurants will have to close at 11pm and guests will have to be seated and in groups no bigger than eight people. Adults are also being asked to limit social contacts indoors.

The measures will be evaluated after two weeks, but are expected to be in place for at least four weeks.
Pretty far from a lockdown. Lots of “being asked” and some minor changes. Had you guys not all fallen silent when Sweden outperformed all the nations which followed “public health”, you’d have some credibility to crow.
 



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Pretty far from a lockdown. Lots of “being asked” and some minor changes. Had you guys not all fallen silent when Sweden outperformed all the nations which followed “public health”, you’d have some credibility to crow.

LOL.
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Deaths from COVID-19 per million inhabitants in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Figures for each 14-day period.

Deaths from COVID-19 per million inhabitants in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Figures for each 14-day period. (Data from John Hopkins University. Graphics from Our World in Data.)
 

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Now compare Sweden to the US?

Of course, Sweden did signficantly better than the U.S. with covid. Only a few countries did worse than the U.S.

Sweden no longer stands out in pandemic, says Anders Tegnel their architect of ‘no lockdown’ policy​

Sweden no longer stands out in the pandemic, according to the country’s chief epidemiologist who championed its unique approach in the early phase of the crisis, as the Scandinavian nation prepares for a rise in new cases and hospitalisations. Anders Tegnell’s strategy in the early stage of the crisis is facing growing criticism in Sweden. The official commission investigating the country’s response has criticised the slow reaction at the start of 2020 and noted that Sweden let the virus spread faster than other Nordic countries.

But Tegnell himself is unapologetic. He stressed that “Sweden did close down enormously” despite the lack of a formal lockdown. It had empty streets for much of 2020 and almost no cases of flu and other respiratory diseases as people worked from home and avoided travel and social contact, he said.

Sweden’s current infection rate is lower than much of central and eastern Europe, but higher than France, Spain and Italy. Tegnell said Sweden tended to have a resurgence in cases later than others and that he strongly believed the recent increase would continue in the coming months. He stressed that the authorities needed to look carefully at where the spread of the virus was happening fastest this winter and bring in focused measures accordingly.

Sweden’s government took a more active role in the pandemic during the second Covid-19 wave in December and January, imposing new restrictions that moved the country closer to the rest of Europe, just as much of the EU followed Stockholm in declining to close schools in more recent outbreaks.

 


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Now compare Sweden to the US?

Here is today's news dad...


Sweden to introduce stricter restrictions including work from home mandate

Stricter pandemic measures are to be introduced in Sweden in response to a rising number of Covid cases and pressure on hospitals, the prime minister has said.

“The situation has deteriorated, without doubt. The level of infections in Sweden is at a historically high level,” Magdalena Andersson told a news conference, according to Reuters.

The new measures include a work from home mandate where possible and a cap on the number of people allowed at public events. Restaurants will have to close at 11pm and guests will have to be seated and in groups no bigger than eight people. Adults are also being asked to limit social contacts indoors.

The measures will be evaluated after two weeks, but are expected to be in place for at least four weeks.

 

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Yeah, you keep hanging onto that, but it won't make you right:


Even as Walensky’s new comment was blowing up, others were resurfacing an August comment in which she said that what the vaccines “can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.”

Anti-vaxxers and vaccine mandate opponents have willfully misused such comments, casting them as suggesting there is no reason for such mandates. But there is a difference between eliminating transmission altogether and reducing it, which health officials would do well to emphasize.

Walensky, to her credit, was clear even in the same interview Sunday that it was the latter. She said that while there are more breakthrough infections these days, vaccinated people remain significantly less likely to contract the virus in the first place (in addition to having much better outcomes), and thus less likely to transmit it.
 



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MN Dept of Health Update - Tuesday, January 11

(this is a 3-day data dump with numbers from Saturday, Sunday and Monday)

23,319 confirmed cases + 2,708 reinfections(9.2%) + 3,460 probable cases = 29,487 new cases

113,092 PCR tests + 27,799 antigen tests = 140,891 total tests

20.9% overall positive test rate!

28 deaths reported (25 private residence/2 long-term care/1 homeless shelter
10,838 total deaths (5,203 long-term care)

Hospitalizations:

Saturday: ICU 261 (+6). Non-ICU 1,160 (-20). Total Hospitalized 1,421 (-14).

Sunday: ICU 262 (+1). Non-ICU 1,220 (+60). Total Hospitalized 1,482 (+61).

Monday: ICU 263 (+1). Non-ICU 1,265 (+45). Total Hospitalized 1,528 (+46).
 

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LOL.
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Deaths from COVID-19 per million inhabitants in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Figures for each 14-day period.

Deaths from COVID-19 per million inhabitants in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Figures for each 14-day period. (Data from John Hopkins University. Graphics from Our World in Data.)
15k deaths, primarily in nursing homes. Pretty small price to pay to keep a normal society running and kids in school. Your charts don’t factor in any trade offs. There are never solutions, only trade offs. If you don’t factor them in you can make any decision look good.
 


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MN Vaccination Update:

as of Sunday, Jan 9:

% of MN residents 5-and-older with 1 dose: 72.6% (+.4%)
% of MN residents 5-&-older fully vaccinated: 68.1% (+.4%).
% of all MN residents fully vaccinated: 63.8% (+.4%)

Fully vaccinated by gender: Women 67%. Men 60% (+1%).

% fully vaccinated - By age group
5-11: 26% (+2%)
12-15: 58% (no change)
16-17: 62% (nc)
18-49: 66% (+1%)
50-64: 77% (nc)
65-plus: 93% (nc)

# of MN residents having received a 3rd dose or booster: 1,846,438 - or 20.7% of total doses administered.
 


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15k deaths, primarily in nursing homes. Pretty small price to pay to keep a normal society running and kids in school. Your charts don’t factor in any trade offs. There are never solutions, only trade offs. If you don’t factor them in you can make any decision look good.
well said
 

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Breakthrough cases update --

reported through the week of December 5th.

MN residents 12-&-older who are fully vaccinated: 3,357,525

% of breakthrough cases:
out of total population: 4.850% (+.589%)
% hospitalized: 0.172% (+.007%)
% death: 0.035% (+.003%)
 

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Beeg, This is to low, you need to work harder!
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It's fantastic news. Cases going through the roof and deaths declining. Perhaps 2022 will be the great year that we get rid of the pandemic and the Democrat scammers that used it for their own power grab. A total smashing of the left is in order for November 2022. The propaganda machines are going to have to go all out 24/7 to stop it.
 

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It's fantastic news. Cases going through the roof and deaths declining. Perhaps 2022 will be the great year that we get rid of the pandemic and the Democrat scammers that used it for their own power grab. A total smashing of the left is in order for November 2022. The propaganda machines are going to have to go all out 24/7 to stop it.

Most lefties are over the pandemic dumbass, including those in office. That you are to dumb to understand this natural progression well, that appears unfixable.
 

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Most lefties are over the pandemic dumbass, including those in office. That you are to dumb to understand this natural progression well, that appears unfixable.
Election year!!!
 




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