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Swedish Death 2020 – and Lockdowns

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The last in this series.

As usual it takes until well into January before a nation’s death statistics are settled, and this is even more true of Chinese Lung Rot deaths.

Here then the final update for Sweden’s death toll in 2020, both total and for Covid-19.

The annual death rate for 2020 was 0.94%, compared to the average of 0.92% for the previous decade. Moreover the death toll is lower than it was in 2010-2012 and the same as 2013. I don’t recall any great wave of hysteria about those years.

You’ll recall that it was predicted that Sweden was going to suffer worse than other nations because it had not gone full lockdown (true) and was instead going for “herd immunity” (false). Actually they went for “social distancing” and kept their schools, cafes and the like open. To put it bluntly, the excess deaths are just not there: the people who died with or of Covid-19 would have died of the flu or Pneumonia instead, just as they do every other year. The Swedes can be well satisfied that they didn’t crush their economy with extremist lockdowns.

Speaking of which, this miracle happened the other day in the USA.

So now that OrangeManBad is safely gone the US MSM can start reporting stories about the failure of the lockdown approach and key politicians in the USA can start saying that they have to re-open their cities and states before they completely destroy their local economies – even as those states face levels of Covid-19 case numbers and deaths that triggered the original lockdowns months ago. In some cases, worse.

Also, so much for the Leftie theory that the virus was done with urban areas (controlled by Democrats) and was now sweeping into the lands of the Low Sloping Foreheads (controlled by those hick Republicans).

As noted months ago by Professor Johan Giesecke (one of the world’s leading epidemiologists, former Chief Scientist of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and an advisor to the director general of the WHO):

Getting out of the lockdowns will be the big challenge since the question is around which restrictions can be lifted, followed by watching for upticks in cases and deaths at each stage, with increases met by what? Reinstating the restriction?

And even with vaccines it seems. These people just can’t let go of their sense of control. Here’s the UK, which went for extreme lockdown – and still is.

And New Zealand:

Interesting that in the UK and NZ the death rate has been slowly increasing in recent years, apparently the result of ageing populations and declining birth rates.


Written by Tom Hunter

January 22, 2021 at 7:00 am

5 Responses

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  1. It was an obvious scam from the get go – you just had to look at the real world data from the Diamond Princess way back in March to detect it was a beat up.

    Unfortunatly people are very gulliable — this sadly applies to elderly National Party supporters who seem particualrly susceptble to being manipulated by the media

    Moral don’t watch the BBC, CNN, or One News it will rot your brain and diminish your capacity for rational thought


    January 22, 2021 at 7:38 am

  2. Sweden made one big mistake in failing to protect aged care and similar at risk groups. If you adjusted that spike out then you would probably see death rate below average

    John JohnO

    January 22, 2021 at 7:43 am

    • Sweden made one big mistake in failing to protect aged care

      People in “aged care” die all the time. In those facilities a bug takes hold, whether it be a respiratory virus or a gastric one and there will a cluster of deaths and beds will be freed up for the next batch of the elderly infirm who will succumb there in their time

      That is life and that is why there is nobody alive today who has first hand knowledge of the Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. We are mortal

      Even JFKs Assassination, something those alive at the time have vivid memories of where they were when they heard about it is something most people have only a dim awareness of and the majority of living New Zealanders might struggle if asked who Lee Harvey Oswald or Jack Ruby was

      Do you know who George Grenville was?

      Or Pyotr Bagration?

      100 years from now we will all be gone and forgotten and the great Corona Virus panic of 2020 will be a matter of in dry history books


      January 22, 2021 at 8:18 am

  3. So if you had severe asthma or were in a rest home you’d be OK just needlessly dying a few years early, eh?

    People die in car crashes all the time too… may as well remove seatbelts from all cars by your logic.

    John JohnO

    January 22, 2021 at 10:07 am

    • The median time someone in New Zealand spends in a Rest Home in New Zealand before dying is 14 months

      Without the endless propaganda nobody would even think there was something unusual going on and that is because there isn’t, nobody is “dying before their time”, in fact people are living longer than at any time in history

      Fear is a powerful tool for controlling people and people being herd animals are easily manipulated by the unscrupuious.


      January 22, 2021 at 2:54 pm

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