April 6, 2020
Sweden is known for behaving in insane “progressive” ways, but now they’re throwing the entire world off by being the most prominent country that hasn’t succumbed to the flu hysteria.
They’ve made minimal adjustments to their everyday life, and it turns out that they’re still alive and their economy is still fine.
The scientist leading Sweden’s coronavirus battle believes Britain’s lockdown has gone too far and says the UK Government should have stuck to its original strategy.
Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, 63, fronts daily press conferences in Stockholm, leaving politicians to take a back seat.
On his advice, Sweden has allowed bars, restaurants, schools, businesses and sports venues to remain open while relying on its citizens to control the virus through social distancing and good hygiene.
Ironically, Dr Tegnell’s expertise comes from Britain – he has a masters degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, he revealed that Sweden was ‘following’ the UK’s original approach of resisting full lockdown and said he was ‘disappointed’ when we abruptly altered our strategy.
‘I am very sceptical of lockdowns altogether but if you ever do them, you should do them at an early stage,’ he added, referring to Britain’s delay in acting.
‘At certain times I suppose they can be useful, if you are unprepared and need more intensive care facilities, for example, but you are really just pushing the problem ahead of you.’
Dr Tegnell, whose measures are supported by the majority of Swedes, said: ‘So far, what we are doing is working. In a sense we are beating it, and I am confident we are doing the best we can in the circumstances.’
He has received flowers and thousands of emails expressing gratitude. ‘Even my wife got sent flowers to thank her for lending me to the nation,’ he said.
‘People wave and cheer when I cycle to work. Never has an epidemiologist been this famous.’
A temporary intensive care ward opened yesterday in a Stockholm suburb but is not yet needed. ‘We have more intensive care beds than ever,’ said Dr Tegnell.
Whoa, that’s quite the death-flag.
If Swedes don’t start dying soon, people from all around the world may start wondering why on Earth everyone is forced to stay inside while jobs are being obliterated.
I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of “new virus” somehow “appeared” in Sweden “out of nowhere” and started killing people, only to then have “experts” call it a “mutation” from “coronavirus.”
Britain’s strategy changed when Imperial College London published a study suggesting avoiding lockdown could mean 250,000 deaths. Dr Tegnell, who sees the virus as a manageable risk, disagrees.
‘I still go to restaurants,’ he said. ‘We can’t kill all our services. And unemployed people are a great threat to public health. It’s a factor you need to think about.’
The fact that such an amazing display of common sense is coming out from Sweden is proof that the world is now upside down.