2122M wrote:PixelPilot wrote:2122M wrote:
We all know how fractions work, but in this case, the denominator is simply the population of Sweden. How is that 'accumulating' at 500-600 per day. I promise you 500-600 people a day are not moving to Sweden in the middle of a pandemic. The only number in the fraction that can go up is the numerator, or number of deaths.
Also, all the numbers are not in although they are slowing in Europe. And Sweden is performing terribly compared to their Nordic neighbors.
Short term should be the keyword here.
We will see how they fare a year from now.
So we've covered fractions and math, now lets look at grammar. I said, Sweden is performing terribly. That's using the present tense, meaning as of right now, Sweden's fatality and infection rate is substantially higher than Denmark, Norway, and Finland.
If you want to speculate about the future of coronavirus in northern Europe, go for it. My crystal ball is in the shop at the moment, so I have no idea what the future holds. I suspect you have no idea either.
Then why you even post?
The whole COVID-19 is a unknown that is fought on all fronts on a daily basis.
Those numbers you are posting go back few months to form current state of affair yet this whole situation is fluid.
On top of that you are combining two different approaches that are not meant to be compared short term as i'm sure infection projections in Sweden were assumed to be much higher from the start.
A year from now you can come and say who was performing terrible. For all we know Sweden and their numbers are better than were expected at this time and thx to the herd immunity come next winter they will be in a much better state than those that acted the opposite.