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Old 21st September 2021, 11:26 PM   #841
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Sweden is still behind the other Nordic countries in vaccinations: Share of people vaccinated against COVID: DNK~FRO~FIN~GRL~ISL~NOR~SWE (Our World in Data)
Finland has fewer fully vaccinated than Sweden but far more people waiting for their second shot.

When Denmark loosened almost all restrictions, I feared that the number of cases would start going up again, but so far it hasn't happened. The R0 has been 0.7 for a couple of weeks. The one thing that I find disconcerting right now is that the number of people getting the first shot is now down to 1-2,000 a day, but I guess that this was as far as we could get before hitting the vaccine hesitant segment of the population.
I hope that Denmark will soon begin to vaccinate the 5-11-year-olds. They have started administering the booster shot to the most vulnerable.
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Old 21st September 2021, 11:57 PM   #842
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Tuesday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 21, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,453 (14,790) 1,986* 43 *Since Friday, according to SVT.se
Denmark: 453 (2,633) 344* 22 *of 37,200 tests (0.92%); Fully vacc. 4,339,829 (74.18% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,445,105 (75.98%)
Finland: 189 (1,051) 860 19
Norway: 154 (841) 484 21
Iceland: 96 (33) 47 2 - 46 new covid cases yesterday
Iceland has 325 active cases, New Zealand 301, Faroe Islands 43.
The Faroe Islands have 155 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Ten new Covid cases

New Zealand:
23 community cases of COVID-19; one case at the border; more than 53,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Sep 22, 2021)
New Zealand says it may not get to zero COVID-19 cases again (Channel News Asia, Sep 22, 2021)
New Zealand eases COVID-19 curbs slightly in biggest city (Reuters, Sep 22, 2021)

Greenland:
Grønland registrerer rekordhøjt antal coronasmittede (Reuters, Sep 21, 2021)
Greenland registers record-high number of new corona cases - 35 cases in the capital Nuuk, based on 755 tests.
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 22nd September 2021, 06:24 AM   #843
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* There are wide variations between municipalities when it comes to the number of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to statistics from the Public Health Agency.
* But all regions and their municipalities do have one problem in common: getting 20- and 30-somethings to take the vaccine.
* Region Skåne said on Wednesday that those under 40 will receive a postcard offering drop-in vaccination times.
Vaccine uptake lags nationwide for those under 40 (RadioSweden, Sep 22, 2021)
It may have something to do with Swedish 'experts' claiming that only the elderly really need to get vaccinated.

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* The Public Health Agency says Sweden's regions can begin vaccinating children aged 12-15 from October 11, instead of the first week in November as originally planned.
* The agency changed its stance after Stockholm and several other regional health authorities complained that starting after the Autumn school holidays was too late.
* Radio Sweden has spoken to several regional vaccine coordinators to hear how preparations are going to vaccinate the youngest age group so far.
Vaccinations for 12 - 15 year olds moved forward (RadioSweden, Sep 21, 2021)
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* The government announced another SEK 40 million this week to get more people to vaccinate themselves against Covid-19.
* The money will fund measures like drop-in vaccination buses to try to reach areas where inoculation rates are lower.
* Region Stockholm is one area that's shifting from mass vaccination sites to mobile ones to hopefully persuade more people to take the jab.
To vaccinate more, officials shift strategy to mobile sites (RadioSweden, Sep 17, 2021)
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* Sweden is to spend almost SEK 10 billion next year to meet the consequences of the corona pandemic.
* Finance minister Magdalena Andersson issued the latest budget proposal at a press conference today where she said "lack of money should not stand in the way of protecting people's lives and health".
* The money is said to ensure access to vaccines, testing and contact tracing, but financial support to companies will be phased out as planned.
New billions to secure vaccines and testing (RadioSweden, Sep 17, 2021)
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 22nd September 2021, 10:43 PM   #844
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Wednesday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 22, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,453 (14,809) 911* 46 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 453 (2,634) 346* 22 *of 39,896 tests (0.87%); Fully vacc. 4,344,363 (74.26% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,446,419 (76.00%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 477 20
Norway: 155 (850) 799 18
Iceland: 96 (33) 40 3 - Drive-Through Voting for People in Isolation and Quarantine
Iceland has 335 active cases, New Zealand 289, Faroe Islands 43.
The Faroe Islands have 164 quarantined, 0 hospitalized

New Zealand:
15 community cases of COVID-19; two cases at the border; more than 49,000 vaccines yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Sep 23, 2021)
‘Would you like Pfizer with that?’ New Zealanders could get Covid jab with fast-food fix (The Guardian, Sep 23, 2021)
New Zealand's Ardern says lockdowns can end with high COVID-19 vaccine uptake (Channel News Asia, Sep 23, 2021)
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 23rd September 2021, 11:01 PM   #845
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Thursday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 23, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,456 (14,813) 762* 40 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 453 (2,638) 341* 18 *of 48,162 tests (0.71%); Fully vacc. 4,348,218 (74.33% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,447,753 (76.03%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 474 20
Norway: 155 (850) 721 18
Iceland: 96 (33) 36 3
Iceland has 346 active cases, New Zealand 256, Faroe Islands 49.
The Faroe Islands have 169 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - Nine new Covid cases

New Zealand:
9 community cases of COVID-19; one historical case in managed isolation; more than 49,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Sep 24, 2021)
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In a country that has essentially tattooed “go hard, go early” on to one collective arm and “stay home, stay safe” on to the other, the decision to let about 300,000 people go back to their places of work when Auckland’s still getting 15-30 cases a day in the community is a turning point in the government’s approach to this pandemic.
Once Covid world-beaters, the mood in New Zealand is changing – and Jacinda Ardern knows it (The Guardian, Sep 24, 2021)
Well, today's number of new cases appears to prove The Guardian wrong, and New Zealand just passed the USA in Share of people who received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Our World in Data) which should help keep the number of new infections down in the long run.
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx

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Old 24th September 2021, 03:45 AM   #846
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New UnHerd Interview with Anders Tegnell

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Of all the celebrities that have been created during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Swedish State Epidemiologist is perhaps the most surprising. A softly-spoken official within the Swedish Health Agency, he has quietly been going about his work monitoring infectious diseases for years.

But his decision, when Covid hit, to stick to his long-established plan and not recommend mandatory lockdowns, not close the schools, turned him into a lightning rod for competing views on the pandemic. Endless articles have been written about him in media across the world and some Swedes are known to have had tattoos made of him.

UnHerd spoke to him back in July 2020, when he defended the lack of mask mandates and was hopeful that widespread immunity would protect the Swedes from a bad winter wave — a hope that turned out to be overly optimistic. “Judge me in a year,” he said.

Just over a year later, on the eve of Sweden releasing almost all of its remaining Covid restrictions on September 29th, Freddie Sayers spoke to him again. His message? On the big questions — whether Covid was something we had to live with, whether schools should be shut — he believes he has been vindicated.

As ever, many thanks to Anders for taking the time.
Anders Tegnell: Sweden won the argument on Covid (UnHerd on YouTube, Sep 23, 2021)

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"We have increased our vaccination coverage to high levels."
Not very impressive in a Nordic context: Share of people vaccinated against COVID-19: DNK~NOR~FIN~ISL~SWE~GRL~FRO (Our World in Data)

"We definitely don't see a lot of spread in the schools."
It makes you wonder where the many Swedish kids with antibodies got infected, doesn't it?
Maps of Swedish school outbreaks

In the segment Were you wrong? (at 8:48) about his attitude in the autumn of 2020, at least he seems to have realized that he was entirely wrong about his predictions for the winter based on his ideas of the level of herd immunity by infection in the Swedish population, but he seems to think that it was a success anyway.
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 24th September 2021, 10:52 PM   #847
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Friday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 24, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,456 (14,821) 766* 41 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 454 (2,640) 382* 17 *of 39,641 tests (0.96%); Fully vacc. 4,351,629 (74.38% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,448,856 (76.05%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 510 21
Norway: 155 (850) 705 19
Iceland: 96 (33) 38 3
Iceland has 348 active cases, New Zealand 250, Faroe Islands 57.
The Faroe Islands have 205 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - Twelve new Covid cases

New Zealand:
16 community cases of COVID-19; one historical case at the border; more than 50,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Sep 25, 2021)
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"Stupidity renders itself invisible by assuming very large proportions. Completely unreasonable claims are irrefutable. Ni-en-leh pointed out that a philosopher might get into trouble by claiming that two times two makes five, but he does not risk much by claiming that two times two makes shoe polish." B. Brecht
"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 25th September 2021, 11:00 PM   #848
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Saturday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 25, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,456 (14,821) 766* 41 *according to SVT.se No new numbers till Tuesday, Sep 28.
Denmark: 454 (2,640) 358* 18 *of 39,636 tests (0.9%); Fully vacc. 4,355,006 (74.44% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,449,849 (76.06%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 510 21
Norway: 155 (850) 519 19
Iceland: 96 (33) 38 3
Iceland has 348 active cases,
New Zealand 225, Faroe Islands 69.
The Faroe Islands have 240 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - Seventeen new Covid cases

New Zealand:
18 community cases of COVID-19; one new case and two historical cases in managed isolation; over 5 million vaccines administered to date (NZ Ministry of health, Sep 26, 2021)
Covid-19 wrap: 18 new cases, former PM criticises govt response (RNZ, Sep 26, 2021)
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"Stupidity renders itself invisible by assuming very large proportions. Completely unreasonable claims are irrefutable. Ni-en-leh pointed out that a philosopher might get into trouble by claiming that two times two makes five, but he does not risk much by claiming that two times two makes shoe polish." B. Brecht
"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx

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Old 26th September 2021, 10:09 PM   #849
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Sunday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 26, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,456 (14,821) 766* 41 *according to SVT.se No new numbers till Tuesday, Sep 28.
Denmark: 454 (2,642) 353* 17 *of 27,077 tests (1.3%); Fully vacc. 4,357,324 (74.48% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,450,745 (76.08%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 827 21
Norway: 155 (850) 381 19
Iceland: 96 (33) 38 3
Iceland has 348 active cases,
New Zealand 222, Faroe Islands 72.
The Faroe Islands have 373 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - https://kvf.fo/greinar/2021/09/26/seven-new-covid-cases

New Zealand:
12 community cases of COVID-19; more than 1.8 million second doses of vaccine administered to date (NZ Ministry of health, Sep 27, 2021)
Trial to begin allowing some travellers to self-isolate at home (NZ Herald, Sep 27, 2021)
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"Stupidity renders itself invisible by assuming very large proportions. Completely unreasonable claims are irrefutable. Ni-en-leh pointed out that a philosopher might get into trouble by claiming that two times two makes five, but he does not risk much by claiming that two times two makes shoe polish." B. Brecht
"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 27th September 2021, 06:27 AM   #850
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* Only 53 percent of those working in home care for the elderly in the Stockholm region are fully vaccinated against covid-19, according to figures from the Public Health Agency published by the daily Svenska Dagbladet.
* But the regional differences are substantial.
* "It could be that the turnover of staff is greater in the large city regions," says Magnus Thyberg, vaccines-coordinator in Region Stockholm.
Just over half of home care staff in Stockholm fully vaccinated (RadioSweden, Sep , 2021)
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* The government will remove its advisory against non-essential travel to any destination worldwide during the pandemic starting next month.
* In a press release, Foreign Minister Ann Linde said the ambition "had always been to lift the advice as soon as possible and that point has now been reached."
* Sweden introduced the advisory in March 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic took hold. It was the first time such wide ranging advice had been issued.
Sweden's global travel advisory to be removed next month (RadioSweden, Sep 24, 2021)
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* Sweden will lift most of its national restrictions related to Covid-19 next Wednesday and not require those attending large events to show proof of vaccination against the virus.
* "From September 29, we will take a big step towards the life we had before the pandemic," Health and Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren said Thursday.
* However, the government said vaccine proof might be needed in the future if the situation calls for it.
Vaccine proof not required, for now, once Covid-19 restrictions end (RadioSweden, Sep 23, 2021)
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* People who received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in another EU country have not received a correct Covid vaccine certificate in five regions that use an old IT system.
* "I think it's deplorable," says Ellinor Eriksson who had to pay for a PCR test to fly to France even though she is fully vaccinated.
* Region Värmland's vaccine coordinator tells P4 Värmland that their IT system was approved before the need arose for it to handle vaccination evidence.
Error stops some fully vaccinated people from getting digital proof
(RadioSweden, Sep 23, 2021)

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven on CNN:
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Fareed talks with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to break down the Scandinavian country's atypical, no-lockdown approach to Covid-19.
On GPS: Did Sweden's Covid-19 strategy fail? (CNN, Sep 26, 2021)
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Sweden's no-lockdown approach to Covid-19 intrigued the world. Unfortunately, the statistics have not been encouraging.
How does @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven view the strategy?
Fareed Zakaria on Twitter (Sep 26, 2021)
Fareed Zakaria is usually much better than this, but he doesn't seem to know enough about Sweden's pandemic response to object to Löfven's lies.

Many comments in the Twitter thread, mainly from Swedes.
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1:3 Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven displays in this CNN interview how he's living in a fantasy world when it comes to evaluating Sweden's response to Covid-19.
And he says he would do it again. Nothing he says holds up to scrutiny. Remarkable.
(...)
2:3 He says we've come around to using masks. We haven't. Not even as a rule at hospitals.
He refuses to compare to the other Scandinavian countries & instead hints at unspecified "European" countries.
(...)
3:3 He says we kept the schools open. Mostly yes, without masks, without ventilation and without any testing.
Truth is Sweden went for building up herd immunity before vaccines came. And now they try to re-write history.
jorgenponder on Twitter (Sep 26, 2021)
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Löfven mentions three things Sweden did: "Stay home with symptoms, keep the distance, use masks, we came to that later..."
It's hyperbole to state "use masks" as something Sweden did. It has never been a general recommendation, so why would he say that?
Ina Hallström on Twitter (Sep 26, 2021)
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 27th September 2021, 10:54 PM   #851
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Monday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 27, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,456 (14,821) 766* 41 *according to SVT.se No new numbers till Tuesday, Sep 28.
Denmark: 455 (2,646) 333* 18 *of 26,908 tests (1.24%); Fully vacc. 4,360,115 (74.53% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,451,582 (76.09%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 273 25
Norway: 155 (850) 658 19
Iceland: 96 (33) 90* 3 *Since Friday, I assume
Iceland has 341 active cases, New Zealand 216, Faroe Islands 74.
The Faroe Islands have 369 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - Five new Covid cases

New Zealand:
8 community cases of COVID-19; more than 40,000 doses of vaccine administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Sep 28, 2021)
Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Number 26,700 in the queue - Kiwis log on for MIQ spots (NZ Herald, Sep 28, 2021)
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 28th September 2021, 09:23 PM   #852
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Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 28, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,459 (14,850) 1,766* 35 *Since Friday, according to SVT.se
Denmark: 456 (2,652) 457* 15 *of 35,160 tests (1.3%); Fully vacc. 4,363,087 (74.58% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,452,332 (76.11%) R0 rises from 0.7 to 1.1
Finland: 191 (1,062) 409 25
Norway: 155 (851) 702 21
Iceland: 96 (33) 38 3 - Relaxation to border rules from Friday
Iceland has 355 active cases, New Zealand 256, Faroe Islands 79.
The Faroe Islands have 404 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - Thirteen new Covid cases

New Zealand:
45 community cases of COVID-19; more than 44,500 vaccines doses given yesterday; 15,000 tests processed (NZ Ministry of health, Sep 29, 2021)
Covid: New Zealand reports jump in cases as opposition calls for opening up (The Guardian, Sep 29, 2021)
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"Stupidity renders itself invisible by assuming very large proportions. Completely unreasonable claims are irrefutable. Ni-en-leh pointed out that a philosopher might get into trouble by claiming that two times two makes five, but he does not risk much by claiming that two times two makes shoe polish." B. Brecht
"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 29th September 2021, 10:14 AM   #853
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Sweden reopens

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* The joy was overwhelming at dance floors and bars across the country last night when the vast majority of the remaining corona restrictions were lifted at midnight.
* While many restaurants and bars remained open during the pandemic, opening hours were often limited, and dance floors were off-limits due to social distancing requirements.
* Swedish Radio spoke to revellers enjoying their night out.
Joy at night clubs and bars as Covid-19 restrictions lifted (RadioSweden, Sep 29, 2021)

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* The vast majority of the remaining corona restrictions in Sweden have been lifted today, but some have criticized the decision, by saying it's too early.
* Medical staff from different regions say that people are worn out and leaving their jobs, and that unvaccinated people might not follow the recommendations from the Public Health Agency that are still in place for them.
* But State Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell thinks it's time for Sweden to open up again.
Criticism against lifting of corona restrictions (RadioSweden, Sep 29, 2021)

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* Sweden will push ahead with removing almost all its remaining pandemic restrictions on Wednesday.
* While the hospitality industry has been able to stay open throughout the pandemic, restrictions on the number of people allowed to share a table, and increased space between tables have had an impact, and the removal of the restrictions now brings new challenges.
* "Most of the staff that we had to let go were working extra, and they have gone on to study now", says restaurant owner Fredrik Andersson.
Restaurants say they face new challenges despite removal of Covid-19 restrictions (RadioSweden, Sep 28, 2021)

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* The Regional Chair for Healthcare in Region Stockholm, Anna Starbrink from the Liberal Party, wants the law on infectious diseases to be changed to make it possible to fire health care staff who refuse to be vaccinated.
* Stockholm is the region with the lowest proportion of staff who work in elderly care vaccinated against Covid-19, figures from the Public Health Agency show.
* "If it comes down to choosing between the rights of the employee or the rights of the patient, then I will get on the side of the patient," Anna Starbrink told Swedish Radio.
Stockholm Liberals want to be able to fire unvaccinated health care staff (RadioSweden, Sep 27, 2021)
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"The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions." K. Marx
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Old 29th September 2021, 10:05 PM   #854
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Wednesday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 29, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,460 (14,856) 854* 37 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 456 (2,654) 542* 16 *of 40,077 tests (1.35%); Fully vacc. 4,366,235 (74.63% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,453,321 (76.12%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 802 25
Norway: 157 (861) 555 23
Iceland: 96 (33) 21 3 - Election covid infection
Iceland has 350 active cases, New Zealand 272, Faroe Islands 95.
The Faroe Islands have 378 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - Twenty-one new Covid cases - All through community spread

New Zealand:
19 community cases of COVID-19; three border related cases; three historical cases in managed isolation (NZ Ministry of health, Sep 30, 2021)
New Zealand records 45 new COVID-19 cases a week after alert level downgrade (ABCNet.nz, Sep 29, 2021)
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"We simply do not have enough people vaccinated in Auckland or in New Zealand to tolerate a widespread outbreak but maintaining control is not a given," she said.
"We still need the restrictions that we're using, I know they're incredibly hard and they will ease but for now they're doing a job for us that's why we need people to keep following them."
Covid-19 briefing: Govt still has 'broad control' of Auckland outbreak - PM Jacinda Ardern (RNZ, Sep 30, 2021)
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Old 30th September 2021, 10:56 PM   #855
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Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Sep. 30, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,460 (14,864) 859* 37 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 457 (2,656) 427* 18 *of 38,089 tests (1.12%); Fully vacc. 4,369,407 (74.69% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,454,484 (76.14%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 663 25
Norway: 157 (861) 581 22
Iceland: 96 (33) 20 3 - Another election party affected by covid
Iceland has 342 active cases, New Zealand 275, Faroe Islands 104, Greenland 125.
The Faroe Islands have 423 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - 17 new Covid cases

New Zealand:
19 community cases of COVID-19; more than 46,000 vaccine doses administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Okt 1, 2021)
John Key calling New Zealand’s Covid response ‘North Korean’ feeds the lockdown deniers (The Guardian, Oct 1, 2021)
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Old 1st October 2021, 12:55 AM   #856
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The rates of infection in Finland don't seem to be coming down at all.
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Old 1st October 2021, 12:51 PM   #857
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Finland doesn't seem to have done much testing (and thus contact tracing) throughout the pandemic. If that is still the case, it will be difficult to slow down the spread of the Delta variant - despite vaccinations. Finland is also a little behind the other Nordic countries in the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated.

It just occurred to me that the two Nordic countries with the best pandemic response in general, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, are also the best at vaccinations.
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Old 1st October 2021, 03:42 PM   #858
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Finland doesn't seem to have done much testing (and thus contact tracing) throughout the pandemic. If that is still the case, it will be difficult to slow down the spread of the Delta variant - despite vaccinations. Finland is also a little behind the other Nordic countries in the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated.

It just occurred to me that the two Nordic countries with the best pandemic response in general, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, are also the best at vaccinations.
When I travelled to the UK recently I had to get a PCR certificate. In the whole region, the only company offering one over the weekend (flight was on a Tuesday, so it had to be within 72 hours) was a private medical company to which I had to drive 20 km to get to in a large conference hall area. It cost me €192. Finnair was offering Covid tests at Helsinki Airport but it wasn't clear what type and it was and would have meant getting up at 4:00am and hoping to catch the 5:20am train to arrive with just half an hour to spare to get to the Finnair test centre, which according to google maps was a 16 minute walk. I just knew that for me that would be more like 20 minutes with my luggage and then true to form, I would be wandering around trying to work out where the heck it was. It was only €50 but I decided it wasn't worth the sheer stress, as the last slot was 9:30 and my flight wasn't even until 16:00. So I forked out €192 and that is why few people get tested. That is likely to happen only if they feel ill, when they can get tested for free at the health centre. I also had to pay £55 for a Day 2 test in England but that seemed really cheap after Finland. The EU Vaccination Passport is great, no hassle at all and completely free, easily downloadable. The locator form required by the UK was several pages long. The queues in the airport were long as the check-in personnel had to check each person had the correct paperwork before letting them through.

Ironically, I got 'pinged' in England about five days later, sent off for a free NHS test, came back negative. Didn't have to quarantine ten days as I was fully vaccinated. I wondered if that ping was because of someone on the same aeroplane as me, and hence they had my details to ping me

Coming back to Finland, no testing demanded at all, but I isolated few days anyway, just in case, as I made sure I had a stock of food to await me. The THL Finnish health secretary complaining that rates of infection were coming down disappointingly slowly.

I know the Swedes have been partying like no tomorrow because all 'restrictions' were lifted as of the 1 October. Some Finns have thrown off their masks but most people are quite conservative conformist and still wear them, myself included.
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Old 1st October 2021, 10:57 PM   #859
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Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Oct 1, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,461 (14,868) 769* 38 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 457 (2,659) 441* 15 *of 43,090 tests (1.02%); Fully vacc. 4,371,778 (74.73% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,455,375 (76.16%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 562 24
Norway: 157 (861) 487 22
Iceland: 96 (33) 38 1
Iceland has 359 active cases, New Zealand 239, Faroe Islands 109, Greenland 80.
The Faroe Islands have 491 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - 10 new Covid cases - All through community spread

New Zealand:
27 community cases of COVID-19; one new case in managed isolation; more than 47,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 2, 2021)
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There has been ongoing high-level public support the government’s approach, which has been borne out in its election results and the most recent polls, says the co-director of the Public Policy Institute, Lara Greaves. One survey last month showed three-quarters of New Zealanders supported the use of lockdowns, at least until vaccination targets had been reached.
There is anecdotal data about more people breaking lockdown moods, but there is nothing to suggest there has been a large decrease in support for the government and its strategy, Greaves adds.
‘Clearly not working’: How New Zealand’s consensus on striving for Covid zero is finally cracking (The Guardian, Oct 1, 2021)
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Old 2nd October 2021, 10:29 PM   #860
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Sweden: 1,461 (14,868) 769* 38 *according to SVT.se New numbers Tuesday, Oct 5..
Denmark: 458 (2,663) 426* 12 *of 38,671 tests (1.1%); Fully vacc. 4,373,963 (74.77% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,456,126 (76.17%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 562 24
Norway: 157 (861) 309 22
Iceland: 96 (33) 38 1
Iceland has 359 active cases
, New Zealand 263, Faroe Islands 123, Greenland 71.
The Faroe Islands have 491 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - Twenty-two new Covid cases

New Zealand:
33 community cases of COVID-19; more than 50,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 3, 2021)
New Zealand widens Covid lockdown as Delta spreads outside Auckland (The Guardian, Oct 3, 2021)
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Old 2nd October 2021, 10:57 PM   #861
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When I travelled to the UK recently I had to get a PCR certificate. In the whole region, the only company offering one over the weekend (flight was on a Tuesday, so it had to be within 72 hours) was a private medical company to which I had to drive 20 km to get to in a large conference hall area. It cost me €192. Finnair was offering Covid tests at Helsinki Airport but it wasn't clear what type and it was and would have meant getting up at 4:00am and hoping to catch the 5:20am train to arrive with just half an hour to spare to get to the Finnair test centre, which according to google maps was a 16 minute walk. I just knew that for me that would be more like 20 minutes with my luggage and then true to form, I would be wandering around trying to work out where the heck it was. It was only €50 but I decided it wasn't worth the sheer stress, as the last slot was 9:30 and my flight wasn't even until 16:00. So I forked out €192 and that is why few people get tested. That is likely to happen only if they feel ill, when they can get tested for free at the health centre. I also had to pay £55 for a Day 2 test in England but that seemed really cheap after Finland. The EU Vaccination Passport is great, no hassle at all and completely free, easily downloadable. The locator form required by the UK was several pages long. The queues in the airport were long as the check-in personnel had to check each person had the correct paperwork before letting them through.

Does a country prefer to pay for tests or for hospitalizations?


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Ironically, I got 'pinged' in England about five days later, sent off for a free NHS test, came back negative. Didn't have to quarantine ten days as I was fully vaccinated. I wondered if that ping was because of someone on the same aeroplane as me, and hence they had my details to ping me.

Sounds likely.

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Coming back to Finland, no testing demanded at all, but I isolated few days anyway, just in case, as I made sure I had a stock of food to await me. The THL Finnish health secretary complaining that rates of infection were coming down disappointingly slowly.

I know the Swedes have been partying like no tomorrow because all 'restrictions' were lifted as of the 1 October. Some Finns have thrown off their masks but most people are quite conservative conformist and still wear them, myself included.

I think only a small minority of Swedes are partying much. Many are still trying to protect themselves and others and more so when others get busy spreading the virus. A recent poll indicated that only a minority favored lifting the already insignificant recommendations.

In a much shared clip on Twitter, a spokesperson for public transport in the Stockholm area seems to think that suspension of restrictions on public transport means that there is no risk of transmission now: "Ingenting (= nothing). It's gone!"
She is obviously as naive as she looks.
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* Breakthrough infections of Covid-19 - where fully vaccinated people test positive for the virus - are becoming more common in Sweden as more of the population gets immunized.
* Health officials said that rise was widely expected and it doesn't mean the vaccines aren't effective. People that aren't fully vaccinated still make up the majority of people admitted to Swedish ICUs due to the virus.
* Still, officials say they are taking steps to stop them, like rolling out booster shots for the elderly.
Sweden rolls out Covid booster shots as breakthrough infections rise (RadioSweden, Oct 1, 2021)
Notice that the vaccinator relies on face shield only!

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* Sweden could see an uptick in Covid-19 cases after the country removed nearly all of its national coronavirus restrictions, health officials say.
* State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell says if cases do rise, he doesn't expect them to increase by that much or have an adverse impact on health care, due to the vaccination rate among those most vulnerable to the virus.
* The country relaxed its Covid measures on Wednesday, a decision that has been criticized by some for coming too soon.
Sweden 'might see' rise in Covid cases after restrictions end, says Tegnell - Could come in 3 to 4 weeks (RadioSweden, Sep 30, 2021)
I would say by the end of next week ...

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* The European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control is worried that many countries are lifting their corona restrictions too early.
* Ole Heuer, chief of crisis management at the ECDC, says very few European countries have vaccinated more than 75% of their population, Sweden has fully vaccinated 63%.
* The concern is that the lifted restrictions, combined with the seasonal flu, will put a higher pressure on medical staff.
ECDC concerned that corona restrictions lifted too early - Since only 62% of the population is vaccinated (RadioSweden, Sep 30, 2021)
Even Iceland, with 81% of the population fully vaccinated, has a hard time coping with the spread of Delta.
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Old 3rd October 2021, 10:29 PM   #863
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Sweden: 1,461 (14,868) 769* 38 *according to SVT.se New numbers Tuesday, Oct 5..
Denmark: 458 (2,663) 368* 12 *of 27,890 tests (1.32%); Fully vacc. 4,375,593 (74.79% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,456,889 (76.18%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 562 24
Norway: 157 (861) 309 22
Iceland: 96 (33) 38 1
Iceland has 359 active cases
, New Zealand 287, Faroe Islands 121, Greenland 65.
The Faroe Islands have 482 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - Seven new Covid cases

New Zealand:
29 community cases of COVID-19; two border related cases in managed isolation; two million New Zealanders fully vaccinated (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 4, 2021)
New Zealand Covid elimination strategy to be phased out, Ardern says (The Guardian, Oct 4, 2021)
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Old 4th October 2021, 09:50 PM   #864
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Sweden: 1,461 (14,868) 769* 38 *according to SVT.se New numbers Tuesday, Oct 5.
Denmark: 458 (2,664) 380* 12 *of 28,151 tests (1.35%); Fully vacc. 4,376,731 (74.81% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,457,336 (76.19%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 1,302* 28 *Possibly since Friday?
Norway: 157 (861) 484 17
Iceland: 96 (33) 24 1
Iceland has 369 active cases, New Zealand 308, Faroe Islands 117, Greenland 65.
The Faroe Islands have 466 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Three new Covid cases

New Zealand:
24 community cases of COVID-19, including one historical; two border cases including one historical; more than 55,500 vaccines doses administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 5, 2021)
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A 12-minute-long video in English, but only the first five minutes are about Sweden's pandemic strategy, for instance the country's peculiar attitude to face masks:
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With most adults vaccinated, Sweden is removing almost all pandemic restrictions Wednesday despite rising case numbers. The country has been an outlier in aspects of its handling of the disease, shunning hard lockdowns throughout the pandemic.
Did Sweden take the right path in handling the pandemic? | COVID-19 Special (DW on YouTube, Sep 30, 2021)
The answer is no, not really.
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Really good Twitter thread about New Zealand:
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Before I get more odd messages, please, when you read in the foreign press that today NZ has "abandoned its elimination strategy", it isn't correct.
That's the press' narrative, the same media that has been salivating at any chance to try to bring NZ down.
Let me explain.
WicMar on Twitter (Oct 4, 2021)
See more in the unrolled Twitter thread.
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Old 5th October 2021, 10:11 PM   #867
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Sweden: 1,462 (14,876) 1,879* 31 *Since Friday, according to SVT.se
Denmark: 458 (2,664) 477* 13 *of 34,668 tests (1.38%); Fully vacc. 4,377,865 (74.83% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,457,574 (76.20%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 583* 28 *Possibly since Friday?
Norway: 157 (861) 582 17
Iceland: 96 (33) 32 1 - Current rules in effect for two more weeks
Iceland has 361 active cases, New Zealand 350, Faroe Islands 119, Greenland 58.
The Faroe Islands have 474 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Seventeen new Covid cases

New Zealand:
39 community cases of COVID-19; two border cases; more than 63,000 vaccines doses administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 6, 2021)
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The country’s outbreak of 1,381 cases has established itself along stark ethnic lines: about 83% of infections in the current outbreak are Māori and Pacific New Zealanders, who only make up about 27% of the total population combined. About 56% of eligible Māori have had one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, compared to 73% of Pasifika and 79% of all people aged 12 and over.
New Zealand Mongrel Mob leader given essential worker exemption to help boost Covid tests (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 6, 2021)
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Old 6th October 2021, 10:56 PM   #868
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Sweden: 1,463 (14,889) 714* 30 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 458 (2,665) 573* 11 *of 39,516 tests (1.45%); Fully vacc. 4,380,095 (74.87% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,458,666 (76.21%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 666* 33 *
Norway: 159 (871) 480 15
Iceland: 96 (33) 45 1 - Iceland off the US red list, Health Authorities Fall Short in Reaching Foreign Citizens on Vaccination
Iceland has 363 active cases, New Zealand 376, Faroe Islands 121, Greenland 52.
The Faroe Islands have 405 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Nine new Covid cases - Third Covid jabs available to high-risk groups

New Zealand:
29 community cases of COVID-19; more than 70,000 vaccines doses administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 7, 2021)
New Zealand snookered itself by calling time on its Covid elimination strategy (The Guardian, Oct 6, 2021)
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Old 7th October 2021, 11:19 PM   #869
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Sweden: 1,464 (14,904) 835* 32 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 459 (2,668) 607* 11 *of 43,442 tests (1.43%); Fully vacc. 4,382,300 (74.91% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,459,839 (76.23%)
Finland: 191 (1,062) 689* 33 *
Norway: 159 (871) 508 15
Iceland: 96 (33) 57 1
Active cases in Iceland 386, New Zealand 422, Faroe Islands 128, Greenland 47.
The Faroe Islands have 405 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Thirteen new Covid cases

New Zealand:
44 community cases of COVID-19; three new cases in managed isolation; more than 82,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 8, 2021)
New Zealanders should ‘plan to encounter’ Covid before Christmas, expert warns (The Guardian, Oct 7, 2021)
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Old 8th October 2021, 12:29 AM   #870
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It's on the increase in Finland. Mainly the 20-30 group. These are now the people going into hospital care and ICU, albeit a small proportion of them.

Overall: Cases

(last 14 days)

7,071
5,844
(previous 14 days)

https://experience.arcgis.com/experi...84381fc35aa3c7
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Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Oct 8, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,464 (14,905) 739* 33 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 459 (2,669) 670* 14 *of 40,872 tests (1.64%); Fully vacc. 4,383,736 (74.93% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,460,485 (76.25%)
Finland: 197 (1,096) 325* 28 *
Norway: 159 (871) 467 13
Iceland: 96 (33) 55 1
Active cases in Iceland 440, New Zealand 422, Faroe Islands 119, Greenland 57.
The Faroe Islands have 359 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Nine new Covid cases

New Zealand:
34 community cases of COVID-19; two new cases in managed isolation; more than 85,000 vaccines administered yesterday; highest vaccinations for Māori (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 9, 2021)
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Old 8th October 2021, 11:14 PM   #872
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
It's on the increase in Finland. Mainly the 20-30 group. These are now the people going into hospital care and ICU, albeit a small proportion of them.

It is increasing in Denmark, too, but the teens have the highest rate of infections right now, and the 0-9-year-olds the second-highest, i.e. the two least vaccinated age groups.
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Old 9th October 2021, 10:26 PM   #873
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Saturday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Oct 9, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,464 (14,905) 739* 33 *according to SVT.se New numbers on Tuesday, Oct 12.
Denmark: 459 (2,669) 618* 17 *of 46,692 tests (1.32%); Fully vacc. 4,385,703 (74.97% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,461,428 (76.26%)
Finland: 197 (1,096) 325* 28 New numbers on Monday, Oct 11.
Norway: 159 (871) 221 13
Iceland: 96 (33) 55 1 - Moderna Use on Pause in Iceland like in the other Nordic countries.
Active cases in Iceland 440, New Zealand 456, Faroe Islands 119, Greenland 60.
The Faroe Islands have 383 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Twelve new Covid cases

New Zealand:
60 community cases of COVID-19; one new case in managed isolation; more than 81,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 10, 2021)
Jacinda Ardern facing biggest challenge yet as New Zealand switches to Covid suppression (The Guardian, Oct 9, 2021)
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Old 10th October 2021, 10:35 PM   #874
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Sunday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Oct 10, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,464 (14,905) 739* 33 *according to SVT.se New numbers on Tuesday, Oct 12.
Denmark: 459 (2,669) 544* 15 *of 33,392 tests (1.63%); Fully vacc. 4,387,380 (75.00% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,462,179 (76.27%)
Finland: 197 (1,096) 325* 28 New numbers on Monday, Oct 11.
Norway: 159 (871) 287 13
Iceland: 96 (33) 55 1 - New numbers on Monday, Oct 11.
Active cases in Iceland 440, New Zealand 469, Faroe Islands 132, Greenland 60.
The Faroe Islands have 383 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Thirteen new Covid cases

New Zealand:
35 community cases of COVID-19; more than 42,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 11, 2021)
New Zealand braces for rising Covid cases as expert warns of potential explosion (The Guardian, Oct 11, 2021)
Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland rules to stay for another week; Northland, Waikato at level 3 until Friday (NZ Herald, Oct 11, 2021)
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Old 11th October 2021, 10:40 PM   #875
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Monday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Oct 11, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,464 (14,905) 739* 33 *according to SVT.se New numbers on Tuesday, Oct 12.
Denmark: 459 (2,671) 564* 17 *of 36,351 tests (1.55%); Fully vacc. 4,388,221 (75.01% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,462,629 (76.28%)
Finland: 198 (1,100) 1,618* 29 *Since Friday
Norway: 159 (871) 172 15
Iceland: 96 (33) 96* 1 *Since Friday
Active cases in Iceland 448, New Zealand 494, Faroe Islands 114, Greenland 50.
The Faroe Islands have 214 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Eight new Covid cases

New Zealand:
43 community cases of COVID-19; more than 69,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 12, 2021)
Why we must not allow COVID to become endemic in New Zealand (The Conversation, Oct 11, 2021)
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Old 12th October 2021, 10:48 PM   #876
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Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,466 (14,920) 1,738* 25 *Since Friday, according to SVT.se
Denmark: 460 (2,674) 587* 17 *of 41,729 tests (1.41%); Fully vacc. 4,389,125 (75.03% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,462,899 (76.29%)
Finland: 198 (1,100) 622 29
Norway: 159 (871) 590 13
Iceland: 96 (33) 44 0
Active cases in Iceland 448, New Zealand 547, Faroe Islands 106, Greenland 47.
The Faroe Islands have 214 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Twelve new Covid cases

New Zealand:
55 community cases of COVID-19; more than 72,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 13, 2021)
Living with Covid is not an option in New Zealand – we need near universal vaccination (The Guardian, Oct 12, 2021)
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Old 12th October 2021, 10:59 PM   #877
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
Tuesday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Oct 12, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,466 (14,920) 1,738* 25 *Since Friday, according to SVT.se
Denmark: 460 (2,674) 587* 17 *of 41,729 tests (1.41%); Fully vacc. 4,389,125 (75.03% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,462,899 (76.29%)
Finland: 198 (1,100) 622 29
Norway: 159 (871) 590 13
Iceland: 96 (33) 44 0
Active cases in Iceland 448, New Zealand 547, Faroe Islands 106, Greenland 47.
The Faroe Islands have 214 quarantined, 1 hospitalized - Twelve new Covid cases

New Zealand:
55 community cases of COVID-19; more than 72,000 vaccines administered yesterday (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 13, 2021)
Living with Covid is not an option in New Zealand – we need near universal vaccination (The Guardian, Oct 12, 2021)
I wish you would present ALL of these figures on a "per million" basis. It is too difficult to compare each country since their populations vary widely.
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Old 12th October 2021, 11:39 PM   #878
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With deaths per million and total deaths, you get an idea of the population size, e.g. that the pop. size of Sweden is approximately (= slightly more than) 10 million, Denmark 5.8, Finland 5.6, Norway 5.5, Iceland 0.35. New Zealand 5, Faroe Islands 0.05, Greenland 0.06.

Yes, it does make a difference, for instance when one Icelandic Covid-19 death means three more deaths per million, or when the two in the Faroe are 41 deaths per million. I added NZ and the two Danish dependencies because they were countries that either had a ZeroCovid strategy (NZ) or something close to that (Greenland and the Faroes - and Iceland, too), which often had zero Covid-19 because of their effective pandemic response and strict border control. In those cases, the number of active cases gives you a good impression of how the struggle against the virus is going, and the challenge that the Delta variant has become apparent:
NZ, Greenland, the Faroes and Iceland have all been struggling with Delta for some time now, mainly from domestic transmission.
Throughout most the pandemic, strict border control was all it took for these countries to stay at zero Covid-19: all cases were incoming travellers. Not anymore.
In those cases, the number of active cases gives you the best impression of how it's going.
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Old 13th October 2021, 10:32 PM   #879
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Wednesday:
Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Oct 12, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,466 (14,922) 905* 25 *according to SVT.se
Denmark: 460 (2,674) 789* 18 *of 55,036 tests (1.43%); Fully vacc. 4,391,194 (75.06% of pop.), 1st dose: 4,463,828 (76.30%)
Finland: 200 (1,109) 753 36
Norway: 161 (884) 399 16
Iceland: 96 (33) 55 0 - COVID-19 in Iceland: Moderna Vaccine Used for 60+, Menstrual change unusual after vaccination
Active cases in Iceland 448, New Zealand 617, Faroe Islands 98, Greenland 47.
The Faroe Islands have 230 quarantined, 0 hospitalized - Eight new Covid cases

New Zealand:
71 community cases of COVID-19; one case at the border; 87 percent of Aucklanders have one vaccine dose (NZ Ministry of health, Oct 14, 2021)
Level 4 lockdown now - or expect 150 cases a day by November, expert says (NZ Herald, Oct 14, 2021)
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Europe’s longest land border is the one that divides Norway and Sweden. For the most part, it is marked by little more than a 10-metre clearing in the woods and the occasional roadside welcome sign, accompanied by mostly unmanned customs stations – reminders that when you drive into Norway you are leaving the EU.
But during the pandemic, friendly road signs were swapped for checkpoints. Sweden’s hands-off approach to the pandemic left it with Covid-19 infection and death rates per capita higher than the figures for Norway, Denmark and Finland combined. As a result, these countries closed their borders to Swedes. Outbreaks of virus-related nationalism caused another worry: that Covid might have corroded the powerful sense of community among Nordic peoples, borne of similarities in language and culture and in which they have always taken immense pride.
‘We were like family’: how Covid strained bonds between Nordic neighbours (The Guardian, Oct 7, 2021)

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* Stockholm regional health authority has begun reassigning unvaccinated staff who work close to patients in healthcare to other jobs away from patients, according to TV4 News.
* Region Stockholm's finance commissioner Iréne Svenonius, (M) says that they have a duty to uphold patient safety.
* The health authority has no legal right to force staff to take the vaccine but Svenonius says that they believe they do have the right to reassign them to jobs that aren't so close to patients.
Region Stockholm moves unvaccinated healthcare staff away from patients (RadioSweden, Oct 8, 2021)
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* Residents in the United Kingdom will soon be able to come to Sweden more easily, as the Swedish government announced on Thursday that it is lifting the entry ban for vaccinated people traveling from the UK.
*Beginning on October 11, travellers who can show a vaccine certificate issued in the UK will be exempt from the entry ban and the Covid-19 test requirement.
* Since March of 2020, travelers from the UK have not been able to come directly to Sweden unless they were covered by a special exemption.
Sweden lifts entry ban for vaccinated people traveling from UK (RadioSweden, Oct 7, 2021)
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* Norway is today to start opening all the remaining smaller border crossings to Sweden as it moves into the final stages of lifting its pandemic-related restrictions.
* It's a landmark day for Swedes and Norwegians living on both sides of the 1600 kilometre border, the longest between two countries in Europe with 42 official border crossings.
* "I have had to travel eighty kilometres to get to the postbox and now that problem is solved," says resident Gunnar Mosling, whose driveway crosses the border.
Norway opens all border crossings to Sweden (RadioSweden, Oct 6, 2021)
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* Nine out of ten Danes say their faith in how the authorities have handled the pandemic is high or very high, while in Sweden it is seven out of ten, according to research at Århus University.
* This may explain why more people are now vaccinated against covid-19 in Denmark than in Sweden, says professor Michael Bang Petersen from Århus University.
* He has noted a difference in how the authorities have communicated during the pandemic; while Sweden focused on facts and data, emphasis in Denmark was more on mobilising citizens around restrictions and on the vaccination as a joint moral responsibility.
Higher vaccination rate in Denmark - where people trust authorities more (RadioSweden, Oct 4, 2021)
Sweden didn't focus "on facts and data". On the contrary. And Denmark didn't mobilize citizens "on the vaccinations as a joint moral responsibility." The facts and data convinced Danes of the efficacy and safety of the vaccines.
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