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While we are going crazy here with the most bizarre and absurd measures, the country that has never been in lockdown, Sweden, is completely done with Corona.

But literally. We too, only the government wants to continue to humiliate and oppress us.

As many will know by now, Sweden did not go into lockdown. Businesses and restaurants remained open, children went to school and only a few wore a mouth mask.

The economy is still running. No suicides by draconian measures. No family businesses that lose everything and everything. No aggressive police who beat you up if you don't keep your distance or don't wear a face mask these days. No BOAs that normally should check at the track without a weapon but now suddenly feel supreme ... We can go on like this.

The Swedish doctor Sebastian Rushworth tells on his website how he experienced the corona crisis.

DOCTOR SEBASTIAN RUSHWORTH

Okay, I'd like to preface this article by saying it's completely anecdotal and based on my experience as a doctor in the emergency room of one of the major hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden, and as a citizen in Sweden. As many people know, Sweden is arguably the country that has taken the most relaxed stance on the covid pandemic. Unlike other countries, Sweden never entered to complete the lockdown. Non-essential businesses have stayed open, people have kept going to cafes and restaurants, kids have stayed in school, and very few people have bothered with face masks in public.

Covid hit Stockholm like a storm in mid-March. One day I saw people with appendicitis and kidney stones, the usual things you see in the emergency room. The next day all those patients were gone and all that entered the hospital was covid. Virtually everyone tested had covid, regardless of the presenting symptom. People came in with nosebleeds and they had a covid. They came in with a stomach ache and they had covid.

Then, after a few months, all of the covid patients disappeared. It's now been four months since the start of the pandemic, and I haven't seen a single covid patient in over a month. If I test someone because they have a cough or a fever, the test will invariably come out negative. At its peak three months ago, 0,5 people died one day from covid in Sweden, a country of ten million people. Now about five people die a day across the country, and that number continues to decline. Since people generally die about three weeks after infection, this means that hardly anyone gets infected anymore. If we assume that about 1.000 percent of those infected die (which I think is very generous, more on that later), that means that three weeks ago 1 people a day became infected across the country, which equates to a daily risk per person to get infected from 10.000 in 1, which is miniscule. And don't forget that the risk of dying is at most 200 in XNUMX if you actually get infected. And that was three weeks ago. Basically, covid is over and done in Sweden in every practical sense. After four months.

In all, Covid has killed less than 6.000 people in a country of ten million people. A country with an annual death rate of about 100.000 people. When you consider that 70% of those who have died of covid are over 80 years old, quite a few of those 6000 would have died this year anyway. That makes Covid just a bleep in terms of its effect on mortality.

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Therefore, it makes no sense to compare covid to other major pandemics, such as the 1918 pandemic that killed tens of millions of people. Covid will never come close to those numbers. And yet many countries have shut down their entire economies, children have dropped out of school, and have made large swaths of their populations unemployed to deal with this disease.

The media has stated that only a small percentage of the population has antibodies, and therefore it is impossible for herd immunity to develop. If the herd's immunity has not developed, where are all the sick people? Why has the infection rate dropped so quickly? Since most people in Sweden now lead their lives normally, are not socially aloof, do not wear masks, there should still be a high infection rate.

The reason we test for antibodies is because it is easy and cheap. In fact, antibodies are not the body's main defense against virus infections. T cells are. But T cells are harder to measure than antibodies, so we don't really do it clinically. It is entirely possible to have T cells that are specific for covid and thereby make you immune to the disease, without any antibodies. I personally think this is what happened. Everyone who works in the emergency room where I work has had the antibody test. Few actually have antibodies. This is despite the fact that we were exposed to huge numbers of infected people, including at the start of the pandemic, before we realized how widespread covid was, when no one was wearing protective gear.

I am not denying that covid is terrible for the people who really get sick or the families of the people who die, just as it is terrible for the families of people who die from cancer, the flu, or an opioid overdose. But the magnitude of the response in most of the world (not including Sweden) is totally out of proportion to the magnitude of the threat.

Sweden quickly ripped off the metaphorical plaster and got the epidemic over and over in a short time, while the rest of the world has chosen to slowly peel off the plaster. That currently means that Sweden has one of the highest death rates in the world. But covid is over in Sweden. People have returned to their normal life and almost no one gets infected anymore. I bet the countries that are completely closed will see rates go up when they open. If that is the case, then there has been no point in stopping anyway, because all those countries will end up with the same number of deaths at the end of the day anyway. Shutting down completely to reduce the overall number of deaths only makes sense if you're willing to stay still until a vaccine is available. That can take years. No country wants to wait that long.

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Covid currently has less than 6000 deaths in Sweden. It is very unlikely that the number of deaths will exceed 7.000. An average flu year in Sweden 700 people die from flu. Does that mean covid is ten times worse than flu? No, because influenza has been around for centuries, while covid is completely new. In an average flu year, most people already have some level of immunity because they have been previously infected with a similar strain or because they have been vaccinated. So it is quite possible, in fact likely, that the death rate for covid is the same as for flu, or only slightly higher, and the whole difference we have seen is due to the complete lack of any immunity in the population in the start of this pandemic.

This conclusion makes sense for Swedish death rates - if we have reached a point where there is hardly any active infection in Sweden, despite the lack of social distancing, that means that at least 50% of the population is already infected and has developed immunity, namely five million people. This number is perfectly reasonable assuming a reproductive number for the virus of two: if each person infects two new ones, with a five-day period between being infected and infecting others, and you start with only one infected person in the country, then you will reach a point where several million are infected in just four months. If there are only 6000 deaths out of the five million infected, that equates to a death rate of 0,12 percent, about the same as with plain old flu.

https://sebastianrushworth.com/2020/08/04/how-bad-is-covid-really-a-swedish-doctors-perspective/

Translated directly from Dr. Rushworth

Author: Sebastian Rushworth, MD

I am a practicing physician in Stockholm, Sweden. Every day I get questions from my patients about health, diet, exercise, supplements and medicines. There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet and it is easy to get the wrong advice, and difficult to say what is right and what is wrong if you have not had an advanced scientific education. The purpose of this blog is to share what science really says. 

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