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Old 22nd February 2021, 02:38 AM   #3481
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Kiwi news:
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New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, has recently re-imposed Corona restrictions. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the lockdown should be lifted at midnight local time. A three-day lockdown has been imposed in Auckland due to three new infections. Additionally, Ardern has ordered a nationwide commitment to wear mouth and nose protection.
Due to very strict measures and close contact tracking, New Zealand has weathered the epidemic quite well so far. In the South Pacific island nation of just under five million people, there were only 1,200 cases and 26 deaths.
Restrictions end in New Zealand (TheInformant.co.nz, Feb. 22, 2021 - 6:59)
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Old 22nd February 2021, 05:16 AM   #3482
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Originally Posted by zooterkin View Post
What alarming news is being suppressed?
You recall when Italy led the way with high death tolls at the start of the pandemic and British tabloids were reporting news item after news item with graphic photos of people struggling to breath in hospital, huge graveyard areas being dug, an Italian guy demonstrating how two pages of obituaries in his newspaper had now turned into dozens?

The UK soon outstripped Italy in terms of casualties, yet we are not seeing the same reporting we saw in the case of Italy. No pictures of the dozens of temporary morgues set up, no features on funeral backlogs and absolutely no pictures of people being turned onto their stomachs in crowded hospital wards.
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Old 22nd February 2021, 06:56 AM   #3483
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Sweden:
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* In 2020, nearly 7,500 more people died than would have in a normal year, according to official figures from Statistics Sweden.
* Last year, 98,124 people died in Sweden. When looking at 2010 to 2019, about 90,600 people died on average each year.
* The country's population reached 10.3 million people at the end of 2020, a year that also saw Sweden's smallest population growth since 2005.
Thousands more deaths than normal last year in Sweden (RadioSweden, Feb. 22, 2021)
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* The Stockholm region has vaccinated five percent of the county's home care users - at the same time, the Västra Götaland region has vaccinated almost 30 percent.
* Magnus Thyberg, vaccine coordinator in Stockholm, says that with a shortage of vaccines, they have had to prioritise the elderly in special housing.
* The vaccination of home care users starts on Monday at the region's primary health centres. (RadioSweden, Feb. 19, 2021)
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* If there's a shortage of vaccine shots, they should be allocated based not only on people's age, but also on socioeconomic standing.
* The Public Health Authority want to avoid patches of areas with low vaccination levels in the various regions of Sweden, which would mean risk of outbreaks again.
* Regions, who are in charge of health care in Sweden, say it will be hard to live up to the goals to reach those who are not well-off.
Socio-economic factors to be considered for vaccinations (RadioSweden, Feb. 19, 2021)
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* The Public Health Agency recommends that all Swedish citizens returning from a stay abroad be tested immediately for covid-19 and Stockholmers can now get tested on arrival at Arlanda Airport.
* Positive results will be checked for the new virus variants to try to prevent the spread of infection.
* Region Stockholm also offers to test all Swedes who land at the airport, regardless of where in the country they reside.
Stockholmers to be tested for Covid at Arlanda Airport (RadioSweden, Feb. 19, 2021)
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* Within the business industry the concern is growing that the new rules or restrictions will come without a financial support to back them up.
* Mats Hedenström, at the Swedish Trade Federation, understands the need for a broader toolbox but questions the focus of it.
* On Wednesday, the government announced proposals for a broader closure of businesses such as shops and gyms in case of a new wave of infection.
New proposal of lockdowns worries businesses (RadioSweden, Feb. 17, 2021)
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* The government is getting ready to close shops and other businesses as infections rise in Sweden.
* This would affect all trading locations, meaning all shops with the exception of food and medicine shops, plus service businesses where it is hard to keep distance such as hairdresser and massage salons.
* The government's proposal is open for consultations for a week, until the 26th of February.
Government prepares "broader closure of Swedish society" (RadioSweden, Feb. 17, 2021)
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* Locals showing symptoms of Covid-19 in the Järva area of Stockholm can now drop in and be tested for the virus even if they have no social security number or mobile bank ID.
* The service is on offer on a converted bus which is parked around Järva on different days of the week.
* "We even offer information in different languages about the vaccine programme," nurse Dyanne Leon tells Radio Sweden.
Drop-in testing bus for locals in low-income suburbs (RadioSweden, Feb. 17, 2021)
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Old 22nd February 2021, 11:54 AM   #3484
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This month, Sweden's regions have one week of so-called sports holidays, which many spend in the mountains skiing and partying:
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And now southern Sweden has their week long holiday and are probably on their way to the ski slopes.
The plan is to spread the mutations from the ski resorts in northern Sweden to all parts of Sweden?
MaskUpSweden on Twitter (Feb. 22, 2021)
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Due to many Gothenburgers now returning from the ski slopes in northern Sweden, schools now have to switch over to distance learning.
Skiing is more important than school and health in Sweden.
MaskUpSweden on Twitter (Feb. 22, 2021)
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Map from today showing border restrictions & demands of quarantine in the world. Sweden is alone sparking green, no measurements taken here. We say welcome virus & mutations, welcome to Sweden
SaveSwedenCov19 (Feb. 22, 2021)
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Old 22nd February 2021, 12:13 PM   #3485
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A French point of view of the pandemic response in the Nordic countries:

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No face masks, #NoLockdown​, no closure of restaurants or schools: the #Swedish​ government relied on the Swedes' self-discipline to battle the Covid-19 #pandemic​. Most of them supported its decisions and working from home became the norm. But in the end, calls to be responsible and socially distance proved insufficient. Although Sweden's Covid-19 figures are no worse than the European average, the country has reported 10 times more deaths than its Scandinavian neighbours.
Covid-19: The Swedish exception? (France 24 English, Feb. 19, 2021)
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One of the people interviewed in the video is a Frenchman living in Malmö and working in Copenhagen.
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Old 22nd February 2021, 10:28 PM   #3486
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Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Feb. 22, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,248 (12,649) 4,144* 207 *according to SVT.se No new numbers till Tuesday, Feb. 23
Denmark: 404 (2,343) 450* 51 *of 106,113 tests (0.42%); Fully vacc.: 175,555 (3.01% of pop.), 1st dose only: 320,905 (5.50%). B.117 now 57 percent of new cases.
Finland: 132 (733) 390 30
Norway: 112 (608) 226 20
Iceland: 85 (29) 4 8 COVID rule relaxation recommendations
Iceland has 25 active cases, Faroe Islands 2, New Zealand 60
The Faroe Islands have 7 in quarantine, 0 hospitalized.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 07:38 AM   #3487
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The number of new registered cases on Tuesdays in Sweden (no numbers Saturday, Sunday, Monday) according to SVT.se:
Tuesday, Sep. 15: 840
Tuesday, Sep. 22: 1,199
Tuesday, Sep. 29: 1,543
Tuesday, Oct. 6: 1,862
Tuesday, Oct. 13: 2,203
Tuesday, Oct. 20: 3,180
Tuesday, Oct. 27: 5,191
Tuesday, Nov. 3: 10,177
Tuesday, Nov. 10: 15,779 - deaths 35
Tuesday, Nov. 17: 15,084 - deaths 61
Tuesday, Nov. 24: 17,265 - deaths 94
Tuesday, Dec. 1: 17,629 - deaths 117
Tuesday, Dec. 8: 18,820 - deaths 133
Tuesday, Dec. 15: 20,931 - deaths 153
Tuesday, Dec. 22: 22,319 - deaths 174
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Tuesday, Dec. 29: 32,485 - deaths 205 NB. These numbers are since Wednesday 23, not Friday 25!!!
Tuesday, Jan. 5: 32,369 - deaths 258 NB. These numbers are since Wednesday Dec. 30, not Jan. 1.
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Tuesday, Jan. 12: 17,395 - deaths 234
Tuesday, Jan. 19: 9,770 - deaths 268
Tuesday, Jan. 26: 9,123 - deaths 242
Tuesday, Feb. 2: 9,649 - deaths 224
Tuesday, Feb. 9: 8,112 - deaths 73
Tuesday, Feb. 16: 9,458 - deaths 59
Tuesday, Feb. 23: 10,933 - deaths 64

The Swedish numbers are definitely rising again - probably due to a combination of B.117 and the February holidays. More schools are locked down due to outbreaks. Region Stockholm recommends face masks on public transport at all hours, at the job, in shops and at the hairdresser's. Anders Tegnell is still pretending that face masks don't work: Aftonbladet, Feb. 23, 2021 - 14:21 & 14:24. And he makes it obvious that face masks are still no part of the Swedish strategy when "he reminds about the recommendations to slow down the spread: staying at home when symptomatic, washing hands, working from home if possible, social distancing, seeing fewer people, getting tested when symptomatic and getting vaccinated." (Aftonbladet, Feb. 23, 2021 - 14:12)
So still no sign that he is aware of indoor aerosol transmission of the virus.

In week 6 (Feb. 8-14), 21,300 (9 percent more than the previous week) tested positive, out of 209,400 tests.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 07:52 AM   #3488
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* Stockholm joined three other regions by urging people to wear face masks at all times while riding public transit and while indoors where crowding can occur.
* The measure goes beyond the national recommendations that recommend masks only during rush hour on mass transit.
* Lower and upper secondary schools were also told to switch to remote learning for a week after their winter break ends.
Region Stockholm joins others in widening mask recommendation (RadioSweden, Feb. 23, 2021)
Notice that it is still only recommendations, so it remains to be seen if Swedish commuters will be brave enough to defy the general anti-masking attitude in Sweden.

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* Covid-19 has had a small impact on children but Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children is causing a small number to be hospitalised after coming into contact with the virus.
* "It all started when I got really sick at home, it was terrible," 16-year-old Dennis tells Radio Sweden.
* Children with MIS-C need to be treated quickly and there are national guidelines on treatment and the symptoms to look out.
Dennis needed intensive care - weeks after recovering from Covid-19 (RadioSweden, Feb. 23, 2021)

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Keith Begg and 200 others critical of Sweden's Covid-19 mitigation strategy had a private Facebook group where they aired their opinions and discussed what to do about it. A media report about the group shot the Irishman, who is also a Swedish citizen, into the public eye, and not in a good way; described as everything from a traitor to a threat to national security, he received a threat at his home and has now left Sweden.
No Country for Covid Critics? Keith Begg on MEWAS And Speaking Out in Sweden (OurManInStockholm podcast, Feb. 22, 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 February 2021, 08:03 AM   #3489
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Denmark:
After schools opened for young children:
Smittekurven for småbørn stiger: Her er hver fjerde smittede under 9 år (DR.dk, Feb. 23, 2021)
The curve of infections in young children (0-9) is rising: Here one in four new cases is a 9-year-old or younger
See the curves for the different age groups in the texts. They are rising for all groups younger than 60, but not nearly as dramatically as for young children.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 08:59 AM   #3490
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Zero Covid advocates in Sweden:

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29 företrädare för Vetenskapsforum covid-19: En nollvision med striktare åtgärder bör nu övervägas.
”Trots vaccinerna riskerar covid att öka försprånget” (DagensNyheter.se, Feb. 18, 2021)
29 representatives of the Science Forum Covid-19 (VetCov19): Now is the time to consider a zero vision with stricter measures.
”In spite of the vaccines, there is a risk that Covid will increase its lead”

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Med en nollvision för coronaviruset kan vi återgå till ett mer öppet samhälle, anser förespråkarna för strategin ”zero covid”.
– Det är fullt möjligt att trycka ner smittan så den i princip försvinner, säger Björn Olsen, professor i infektionssjukdomar.
Olsen: Fullt möjligt att stoppa coronaviruset (Expressen, Feb. 23, 2021)
With a zero vision for the coronavirus, we can return to a more open society, the proponents of the strategy "zero covid" believe.
- It is entirely possible to suppress the infection so that it basically disappears, says Björn Olsen, professor of infectious diseases.
Olsen: It is entirely possible to suppress the infection so that it basically disappears

It doesn't come as a surprise that Anders Tegnell declares that Zero Covid is "impossible". And there is no doubt that he will do his utmost to make it impossible ...
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Old 23rd February 2021, 01:10 PM   #3491
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Re the kids:

NEJM 2-18-21: Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden
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We followed all children who were admitted to an ICU between March 1 and June 30, 2020 (school ended around June 10) with laboratory-verified or clinically verified Covid-19, including patients who were admitted for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C, which is likely to be related to Covid-19)4 according to the Swedish Pediatric Rheumatology Quality Register. ...

From March through June 2020, a total of 15 children with Covid-19 (including those with MIS-C) were admitted to an ICU (0.77 per 100,000 children in this age group) (Table 1), 4 of whom were 1 to 6 years of age (0.54 per 100,000) and 11 of whom were 7 to 16 years of age (0.90 per 100,000). Four of the children had an underlying chronic coexisting condition (cancer in 2, chronic kidney disease in 1, and hematologic disease in 1). No child with Covid-19 died.
You can make anything look really bad or not very bad depending on how you look at this.

Teachers:
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Data from the Public Health Agency of Sweden (published report5 and personal communication) showed that fewer than 10 preschool teachers and 20 schoolteachers in Sweden received intensive care for Covid-19 up until June 30, 2020 (20 per 103,596 schoolteachers, which is equal to 19 per 100,000). As compared with other occupations (excluding health care workers), this corresponded to sex- and age-adjusted relative risks of 1.10 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.49 to 2.49) among preschool teachers and 0.43 (95% CI, 0.28 to 0.68) among schoolteachers
Science Mag Feb 15: Keeping schools open without masks or quarantines doubled Swedish teachers’ COVID-19 risk

Collateral damage.
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A careful analysis of health data from Sweden suggests keeping schools open with only minimal precautions in the spring roughly doubled teachers’ risk of being diagnosed with the pandemic coronavirus. Their partners faced a 29% higher risk of becoming infected than partners of teachers who shifted to teaching online. Parents of children in school were 17% more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than those whose children were in remote learning.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 02:04 PM   #3492
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Ludvigsson is known for being one of the 47 initial signees of the Great Barrington Declaration.
Jonas F. Ludvigsson (Wikipedia)

Ludvigsson is also (in)famous for this study:
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“Case studies have indicated that children with COVID-19 seldom cause outbreaks, and we have seen (!!!) no major outbreaks among school children in Sweden, despite the fact that schools and kindergartens have remained open throughout the pandemic,” says Jonas F Ludvigsson.
Children unlikely to be the main drivers of the COVID-19 pandemic (Karolinska Institutet, May 20, 2020)
It is worth mentioning that Sweden hardly ever tested children during the first wave of the pandemic, so the country knew nothing about how major the outbreaks at schools were, which was fine by Ludvigsson because:
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“The virus is so widespread in society that responsible (!!!) people do not think it is a good idea to trace individuals. We only test symptomatic individuals. I agree with that,” he wrote in response to Science asking whether researchers were tracking school outbreaks.
How Sweden wasted a ‘rare opportunity’ to study coronavirus in schools (ScienceMag, May 22, 2020)

Since children are often asymptomatic, Sweden and Swedish researchers didn't do much TeTrIs on them - after all, Swedish authorities are "responsible people," aren't they?! - so they saw (!) "no major outbreaks among school children in Sweden."
And consequently, Sweden's health agency says open schools did not spur pandemic among children (Reuters, July 15, 2020).
Ludvigsson is free to believe that what you don't see can't hurt you, but the virus has still killed almost 13,000 Swedes.

Ludvigsson is a disgrace to research.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 02:44 PM   #3493
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New David Steadson Twitter thread today:
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Ok, so here is why Swedish regions are finally starting to rebel against the pseudoscience of Folkhälsomyndigheten.
64 new #covid19sverige deaths reported today, along with 221 new deaths reported last week while I took a break.
Total deaths now 12713
David Steadson on Twitter (Feb. 23, 2021)
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Old 23rd February 2021, 03:02 PM   #3494
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An article by the Swedish critics of the country's pandemic strategy has been published in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten:
En vaksine kan ikke bekjempe pandemien alene (Aftenposten.no, Feb. 21, 2021)
A vaccine alone cannot defeat the pandemic
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Old 23rd February 2021, 04:45 PM   #3495
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I think the jury is still out about whether the virus will indeed go away if a high proportion of people are vaccinated and minimal other measures are taken. I would not personally like to bet on it though.
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Old 24th February 2021, 12:07 AM   #3496
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We know where it has gone away - and where it went. Is there any reason to assume that Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Mongolia, Iceland etc. couldn't be done elsewhere? Or that the vaccines will make it easier to do?
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Coronavirus - countries (Worldometers, Feb. 23, 2021)
Deaths per million (Total deaths) New cases Serious/Critical
Sweden: 1,254 (12,713) 10,933* 217 *since Friday, according to SVT.se
Denmark: 404 (2,343) 529* 48 *of 107,177 tests (0.49%); [url=https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/se-vaccinen-blive-rullet-ud-saa-langt-er-danmark-og-resten-af-verden]Fully vacc.: 176,629 (3.03% of pop.), 1st dose only: 334,458 (5.73%).
Finland: 132 (734) 400 34
Norway: 112 (608) 390 20
Iceland: 85 (29) 0 8 Raised assembly limit and sports fans admitted
Iceland has 17 active cases, Faroe Islands 2, New Zealand 60
The Faroe Islands have 7 in quarantine, 0 hospitalized.
One week with no new Covid cases in the Faroes

Denmark:
Coronakurven har nået bunden – nu kommer det til at gå opad (DR.dk, Feb. 23, 2021)
The corona curve has hit the bottom – from now on it will be rising
With B.117 the dominant variant in Denmark, the R0 is now 1.1
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Old 24th February 2021, 03:18 AM   #3498
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The mutations and outbreaks at schools in Sweden:
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Den brittiska mutationen ökar snabbt och är på väg att ta över i Sverige, enligt Anders Tegnell.
Även de sydafrikanska och brasilianska varianterna dyker på fler platser – bland annat i Sörmland.
– Vi har fem fall i en klustersmitta på en skola med yngre barn, säger Signar Mäkitalo, smittskyddsläkare i regionen.
(...)
Ökning bland barn förvånar
Han har reagerat på att det på senare tid har blivit allt vanligare att barn insjuknar i covid-19. Nationellt har hela landet sett en ökning av fall bland barn mellan 13 och 17 år. I Sörmland har man haft utbrott i grundskolan ända ner till lågstadiet.
– Efter jul har jag varit lite förvånad för det har nästan varit fler barn än vuxna som varit sjuka på skolor.
Tegnell om de nya mutationerna: En kan snart ta över - Smittskyddsläkaren kritisk mot FHM: Reagerar för sent (SVT.se, Feb. 24, 2021)
The British mutation is increasing rapidly and is about to take over in Sweden, according to Anders Tegnell.
The South African and Brazilian variants also appear in more places - including in Sörmland.
- We have five cases in a cluster infection at a school with younger children, says Signar Mäkitalo, infectious disease control doctor in the region.
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Increase among children is a surprise
He has reacted to the fact that recently it has become more and more common for children to fall ill with covid-19. Nationally, the whole country has seen an increase in cases among children between 13 and 17 years of age. In Sörmland, there have been outbreaks in primary school all the way down to the youngest classes.
- After Christmas, I was a little surprised because there have been almost more children than adults who have been sick at schools.
Tegnell about the new mutations: One of them may soon take over - The doctor for infectious disease control is critical of the Public Health Agency: Reacts too late

It probably wouldn't have been such a surprise if Swedish researchers hadn't been busy trying to prove that children don't really spread the infection, and if they do so among themselves, they don't really come down with anything bad.
They have guys like Ludvigsson to thank for that!


PS I forgot a "not" in this sentence:
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Or that the vaccines will not make it easier to do?
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Old 24th February 2021, 03:35 AM   #3499
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
The mutations and outbreaks at schools in Sweden:

The British mutation is increasing rapidly and is about to take over in Sweden, according to Anders Tegnell.
The South African and Brazilian variants also appear in more places - including in Sörmland.
- We have five cases in a cluster infection at a school with younger children, says Signar Mäkitalo, infectious disease control doctor in the region.
(...)
Increase among children is a surprise
He has reacted to the fact that recently it has become more and more common for children to fall ill with covid-19. Nationally, the whole country has seen an increase in cases among children between 13 and 17 years of age. In Sörmland, there have been outbreaks in primary school all the way down to the youngest classes.
- After Christmas, I was a little surprised because there have been almost more children than adults who have been sick at schools.
Tegnell about the new mutations: One of them may soon take over - The doctor for infectious disease control is critical of the Public Health Agency: Reacts too late

It probably wouldn't have been such a surprise if Swedish researchers hadn't been busy trying to prove that children don't really spread the infection, and if they do so among themselves, they don't really come down with anything bad.
They have guys like Ludvigsson to thank for that!


PS I forgot a "not" in this sentence:

The B117 Brit mutation is swamping Finland, too. Of the new four hundred or cases, 123 are the B117, one is the South African and there is a tiny trace of Brazilian.

Bear in mind, these are only the people who have symptoms badly enough to ask for a test.
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Old 24th February 2021, 04:14 AM   #3500
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Doesn't Finland have contact tracing?! I.e. there must be reason to assume that some of people are getting tested because they are the contacts of people who tested positive.
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