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2020-04-01 Science & Technology
'They are leading us to catastrophe': Sweden's coronavirus stoicism begins to jar
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-04-01 12:12|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [217 views ]  Top

#1 The wiki link
See the graph - that's what I call exponential
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-04-01 12:27||   2020-04-01 12:27|| Front Page Top

#2 Just the other day I saw them being touted by some polyannas as the model we should be following.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2020-04-01 14:45||   2020-04-01 14:45|| Front Page Top

#3 #2 I noticed that all West European countries/US states go through 3 stages with novel coronavirus*
(1) Shouldn't panic, just another flu, not harm our pwesious economy - like economy doesn't need people going about their business without worrying of getting infected and passing it to their families?
(2) As the numbers of infected and dead increase, and people begin to panic, the part about "exponential growth (in virgin field) begins to penetrate, and instructions about "social distancing" begin to be issued.
(3) Since it doesn't work --- day late & dollar short, governments begin tightening the screws to complete lockdown. Except, of course, lockdown isn't possible.
Hopefully, with all the new/old drugs, passive immunization, new respirators & hospitals, masks in public, the lethality can be decreased. And with antibody tests, we'll know who is safe.

*Not gonna call it Wuhan Flu since it's not a flue (see my post on vaccination)
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-04-01 15:37||   2020-04-01 15:37|| Front Page Top

#4 They should keep the mosques open. Religious freedom and all.
Posted by ruprecht 2020-04-01 18:15||   2020-04-01 18:15|| Front Page Top

#5 You have to start the measures in the beginning with an R0 factor of 2.5 it will double in a few days. Exponential interest.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-04-01 20:03||   2020-04-01 20:03|| Front Page Top

#6 Just the other day I saw them being touted by some polyannas as the model we should be following.

Uh...that statement is no longer operative, Rob. Like a lot of the advice we've been getting from Top Men lately.
Posted by SteveS 2020-04-01 20:27||   2020-04-01 20:27|| Front Page Top

#7 Here's what I posted, on Monday, in response to the first post (#1 "there are proven ways to deal with them that don’t involve shutting down the economy and putting everyone under house arrest"):

Funny that it should turn out to be the Swedes who are showing the greatest calm and understanding of the above.

Perhaps their approach is wrong. Perhaps it's a balanced and wise approach that will end up saving lives. We shall see.

Posted by Lex 2020-03-30 08:10|| 2020-03-30 08:10||

Perhaps you're right, and destroying the global economy, and with it, hundreds of millions of lives, will have been worth it.

But maybe you're wrong. One day or one week or even one month's worth of spikes in reported fatalities will not settle the argument.

We shall see which approach, on balance, causes more deaths and more misery.
Posted by Lex 2020-04-01 21:56||   2020-04-01 21:56|| Front Page Top

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