zkojq wrote:Aaron747 wrote:Where is AirWorthy? As predicted, Sweden’s top epidemiologist has contritely admitted he was wrong as deaths continue to mount there.
https://twitter.com/drericding/status/1 ... 90017?s=21
Credit where credit is due: at least they're admitting they were wrong, rather than trying to cover it up or manipulate statistics to try and make the situation look less awful.casinterest wrote:Same populations.
40803 Cases (probably well undercounted)
Social distancing works folks, and NC is a lot more dense than Sweden.
Those numbers are brutal. Ouch.casinterest wrote:Petty politics have already screwed over social distancing. The most effective treatment known to date.
It's interesting how the narrative has changed. A few weeks ago, many of our other participants in these threads were saying that Social Distancing is ineffective and that legislative measures to enforce it should be dismantled because they were apparently far too aggressive. But now that the BLM protests have begun it would seem that those people now believe that Social Distancing A) works, B) is very effective and C) should be enforced aggressively. Curious.bgm wrote:And now Brazil has stopped publishing its total cases/deaths, because.... *checks notes*.... "the cumulative data did not reflect the current picture", Bolsonaro claims.
Hmmm reminds me of Boris making the Ministry Of Health publish international comparisons every day of the pandemic, right up to the day when the UK's death rate became worse than the rest of Europe's before mysteriously dropping it.Ishrion wrote:New Zealand is free of COVID-19: https://www.axios.com/new-zealand-no-co ... c3953.html
Tuesday was the first day with the country completely free of the virus. There are no COVID19 restrictions at all for day-to-day life other than the borders being closed to foreign non-residents and an enforced two week quarantine at a government secured facility.
Very good news for the economy. I have to say that although things have been relatively normal for a week or so (other than a few things like limits on group sizes and social distancing on public transport) it's really surreal how everything is calm and serene here whilst the rest of the world is still in a panic struggling to contain it.
Regions that got warning and acted on the warning in times has got out well from the first wave of the outbreak. Stockholm in Sweden got cases already in January. Government realized too late that older people needed to be separated from the rest of the population. The rest of sweden got the warning and acted and has equal or less spreading compared to denmark or norway.
In norway and denmark there is discussion about the effect or lack of effect of closing schools.
I consider the truth about things will be shown in the second wave and before vaccine hopefully arrives during 2021.
will we see full closedown again in UK, spain and Norway even if unemployment in some countries will be close 25%?
How long time will countries be able to finance the lockdowns if they happen 4-6 month per year?