The World Health Organization praised the COVID-19 containment efforts by Sweden, a country that chose to avoid a full shutdown. Many shutdown proponents in the United States have largely ignored, or criticized, Sweden’s way forward.
But the WHO is calling Sweden’s efforts a potential pandemic playbook of the future. WHO top expert Dr. Mike Ryan says there are “lessons to be learned” from Sweden’s approach, which allowed it’s people to take on personal responsibility.
“I think there’s a perception out that Sweden has not put in control measures and just has allowed the disease to spread,” Ryan told reporters. “Nothing can be further from the truth.”
He went on to explain that Sweden “put in place a very strong public policy around social distancing, around caring and protecting people in long term care facilities.”
“I think if we are to reach a new normal, Sweden represents a model if we wish to get back to a society in which we don’t have lockdowns,” Ryan said.
Over 2,000 “Academics,” however, trashed Sweden’s non-authoritarian approach in a ghastly letter that asks Sweden to essentially lockdown.
“We must establish control over the situation, we cannot head into a situation where we get complete chaos. No one has tried this route, so why should we test it first in Sweden, without informed consent?” said Cecilia Soderberg-Naucler, a professor at the Karolinska Institute.
The longer the shutdown goes, the more speculation arises that this is a big rouse to torch the Trump economy. The Democrats have no viable Presidential candidate in Joe Biden, a severely depressed economy feels like the only strategic approach. Each passing day, absurdity in our nation grows and compiles. We continue to arrest tattoo parlor and salon operators in what used to be a free country. We look to no other option outside of shutting down the economy. And somehow, many among us are sold it is the only way.
Fear is a deadly thing – the perfect formula to subdue a 1st world nation into tyrannical times.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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