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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sweden's Response To Coronavirus: The Moral Case for Reopening Schools — Without Masks

 The Moral Case for Reopening Schools — Without Masks. If you’re a public-minded citizen committed to reducing the death toll from Covid-19, what is the morally correct way to behave? Start by ignoring the advice from the media and the scientific and political establishments. Unless you’re elderly or otherwise at high risk, you shouldn’t be wearing a mask all day — or shaming others for going unmasked. You should be careful not to endanger the vulnerable, but otherwise you can best promote the common good by exposing yourself to the slight risk from the virus in order to promote herd immunity.

That strategy is working in Sweden, and it would work elsewhere if we heeded sensible epidemiologists like Sunetra Gupta instead of the fearmongering and destructive advice from most public officials and school administrators. Unmasked students deserve to be praised, not expelled.


Interview with Swedish epidemiologist, architect of Sweden’s strategy for Covid

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Blogger Pete Rowe said...

No one bothers to ask the question what is so different about this virus that requires measures that have never been employed, at least not in the current scope and indiscriminate nature, to combat any other respiratory virus?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:19:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Isn't that because they don't want to have to answer the question?

Look at what they did to the Chinese Scientist who came out, wrote a paper, and spoonfed it to us on TV.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:57:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CDC has completed the weekly excess mortality projection. For all age groups, excess mortality ended before Labor Day and there are currently fewer than expected deaths.


Across all age groups, there were 230K excess deaths between weeks 12 and 36. Prior to Covid, there were 24K "missing" deaths (mild flu) and last week there were 4K "missing" deaths, for a YTD excess of 201K.

There were 28K fewer than normal deaths in 2019, and 24K fewer than normal in 2020 pre-Covid. So, the current net excess is around 174K. We should therefore expect weekly deaths to remain thousands below normal for an extended period, once the lockdown impacts dissipate.


Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:28:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

174K excess mortality sounds like a lot to me.

Why does it not sound like a lot to you?

Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:21:00 am  

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