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Old 29-07-2020, 03:27 AM   #301
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Sweden Unveils ‘Promising’ Covid-19 Data as New Cases Plunge
By Charles Daly
July 28, 2020

As other countries face renewed outbreaks, Sweden’s latest Covid-19 figures suggest it’s rapidly bringing the virus under control.

“That Sweden has come down to these levels is very promising,” state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told reporters in Stockholm on Tuesday.

The Health Agency of Sweden says that since hitting a peak in late June, the infection rate has fallen sharply. That’s amid an increase in testing over the period. “The curves are going down and the curves for the seriously ill are beginning to approach zero,” Tegnell said.

The development follows months of controversy over Sweden’s decision to avoid a full lockdown. The unusual strategy coincided with a much higher Covid-19 mortality rate than elsewhere in the Nordic region. Per 100,000, Swedish deaths even exceeded those in the U.S. and Brazil.

On Tuesday, Sweden reported two new deaths, bringing the total to 5,702.

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Tegnell also broached the subject of face masks, which the World Health Organization recommends people use when social distancing isn’t possible.

“With numbers diminishing very quickly in Sweden, we see no point in wearing a face mask in Sweden, not even on public transport,” he said.

Tegnell has consistently argued that Sweden’s approach is more sustainable than the sudden lockdowns imposed elsewhere. With the risk that Covid-19 might be around for years, he says completely shutting down society isn’t a long-term option.

Meanwhile, many countries that thought they’d brought the virus under control are now seeing second waves. Tegnell called those developments “worrying.”

“The positive trend is reversing, with an increase in the number of cases in Spain, Romania and Belgium, among others,” he said.
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28 JUL, 23:41
Belarusian president reveals he overcame coronavirus ‘on his feet’
Alexander Lukashenko said he was asymptomatic

MINSK, July 28. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has confirmed that he overcame coronavirus ‘on his feet’ and was asymptomatic, he said Tuesday when visiting a military base of the Interior Ministry’s internal troops in Minsk.

"As I said, 97% of the population are asymptomatic after contracting the virus. Thank God, I managed to be among the ranks of those asymptomatic," BelTA news agency quoted him as saying. "I finally managed to get into this golden fund of Belarus, by overcoming this virus."

According to Lukashenko, the leadership and military personnel of the national security system "are meeting a person who managed to overcome coronavirus on his feet." "That’s what doctors said yesterday. [I was] asymptomatic," the leader noted.

Belarus has identified more than 67,000 coronavirus cases. National authorities refused to impose lockdown measures to counter the spread of the virus, opting to hold mass events and greenlighting the presidential election campaign. The vote is scheduled to take place on August 9.

Lukashenko recommended Belarusians to keep calm and shared a few words of advice with the population on how to defeat the virus. For instance, he underlined that eating fatty food like butter can help as well as strolls outside and doing exercise. Moreover, the leader recommended Belarusians to hop in a tractor to plough fields, go to saunas or down 100 ml of vodka but only after work. In early July, Lukashenko claimed that Belarus had defeated the coronavirus infection by showing "political robustness and conventional wisdom."
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Old 29-07-2020, 08:33 PM   #304
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https://www.zerohedge.com/health/nex...ed-coronavirus

"Side effects from the Moderna vaccine sound concerning... we looked. After the second dose at least 80% of participants experienced a systemic side effect, ranging from severe chills to fevers. So are these vaccines safe?"
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Old 29-07-2020, 11:52 PM   #305
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the ft headline could have been...

Singapore companies reap benefits of country’s Covid-19 approach
Better than expected numbers suggests no-lockdown strategy helped business


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https://www.ft.com/content/f7be28a0-...c-09c932f32901

Swedish companies reap benefits of country’s Covid-19 approach
Better than expected numbers suggests no-lockdown strategy helped business


It was supposed to be a terrible start to the summer. As a debate rages in Sweden over whether its lighter-touch approach to managing coronavirus has been the correct course, most European analysts were braced for dreadful quarterly earnings from the Scandinavian country during the height of the pandemic.

But every day for the past two weeks, Swedish company after Swedish company has beaten expectations.
From telecoms equipment maker Ericsson to consumer appliances manufacturer Electrolux via lender Handelsbanken and lockmaker Assa Abloy, Swedish companies have delivered profits well above what the market was expecting, even if in some cases that merely meant a less precipitous decline than analysts had feared.

“I have never seen such a high proportion of companies coming in with better profits than expected. It’s almost every company,” said Esbjorn Lundevall, chief equity strategist at lender SEB.

The bumper crop begs the question of how many of the positive surprises are due to Sweden’s more controversial approach to managing coronavirus. Unlike the rest of Europe and North America, the country did not have a lockdown and kept schools and many shops and businesses open — a public health experiment that has attracted global scrutiny and drawn both praise and censure.

“Keeping society open, schools open, doesn’t mean that we haven’t been hit. But it does mean that we haven’t suddenly not been able to leave our homes. That has undoubtedly helped companies,” Alrik Danielson, chief executive of Swedish bearings manufacturer SKF, told the FT.
Will Sweden’s coronavirus approach pay off economically?

The Gothenburg-based group has kept its offices in Sweden open throughout the crisis and expects workers to come in unless they are ill. Its second-quarter underlying operating profits in the three months to June fell by almost half compared with a year ago but were still a third ahead of analyst expectations.

“We have quickly adapted to the new reality, even though we don’t know how it will be going forward,” said Mr Danielson. Shares in SKF, whose ball bearings are used in everything from paper machines to cars, are broadly flat since the start of 2020 but have risen by more than half since their lowest point this year in March, when the pandemic erupted.

Sweden’s coronavirus approach has been highly controversial internationally as its death rate per capita has been far higher than neighbouring Norway, Denmark and Finland. But its excess mortality levels have been lower than other European countries that have locked down such as the UK, France, Spain and Belgium.

It is a similar story in terms of the predicted economic impact. Economists and central banks forecast that Sweden’s GDP this year should decline by about 5 per cent, broadly in line with Norway and Denmark and far better than the likes of Italy, the UK or France.

Swedbank, Sweden’s oldest lender and one of its three large banks, reported pre-tax profit in the second quarter of SKr6bn, down slightly year-on-year but almost 40 per cent ahead of analyst expectations.

Chief executive Jens Henriksson said of the potential boost from Sweden’s coronavirus approach: “I’m not going to say yes or no. We have not been as closed down. And that translates into a positive effect. If you look at the Swedish economy, we’ve seen signs that it’s picking up.”
He added that large companies, which at the start of the coronavirus crisis in March had rushed to Swedbank for new loans, were beginning to repay them while smaller businesses had not borrowed as much as many had expected.

While most of the banks booked high provisions for potential credit losses — but lower than many analysts forecast — Handelsbanken surprised investors by taking its lowest level of provisions for years.

“There has been a very low number of bankruptcies in general in the country,” said Mr Lundevall. “I would find it reasonable to assume that is a function of the different way we’ve handled the crisis, and it’s reflected in the rather low credit losses in the banks.”

The housing market has also stayed robust, with SEB’s confidence indicator showing its biggest ever improvement from June to July.

Analysts point out that there is a split among Swedish companies between those with a heavy domestic focus, such as retail banks, which have benefited the most from the country’s approach while the manufacturers that make up Sweden’s large export sector have been more exposed to reduced global demand.

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Old 31-07-2020, 01:31 AM   #306
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so many want the chewren to die ... such terrible peepur

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NEW STUDY: COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE KILLING 10,000 CHILDREN PER MONTH AND WILL CAUSE 6.7 MILLION KIDS TO GROW UP STUNTED IN LOW & MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES; HEADS OF MAJOR AGENCIES INCLUDING UNICEF ARE CALLING FOR RESTRICTIONS TO BE EASED
by Kevin Ryan

According to a new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins published in the Lancet medical journal, hunger caused by COVID shutdowns and restrictions is leading to the deaths of 10,000 children a month worldwide, and causing severe malnutrition, “wasting” and stunting in another 550,000 children.

Every single month.

The leaders of four major international agencies — including UNICEF, the World Food Program, and the the World Health Organization — are calling for restrictions to be eased.

“By having schools closed, by having primary health care services disrupted, by having nutritional programs dysfunctional, we are also creating harm,” said Victor Aguayo, the head of UNICEF’s nutrition program.

And it’s not just the effect of local shutdowns. Restrictions on retail and industry in one country can wreak havoc halfway around the world where parts and products are sourced from. Even low and middle income nations that ease their restrictions on industry still suffer because they have nowhere to sell their goods.

“Supply chains are in disarray,” the Associated Press writes. “The global economic downturn has brought supply chains to a standstill.”

And without incomes to feed families, children in those countries are the hardest hit.

The rise in child deaths worldwide would reverse global progress for the first time in decades. Deaths of children younger than 5, most due to undernutrition, had declined steadily since 1980, to 5.3 million in 2018.

Now however, scenes of children with malnutrition so severe that it manifests in spindly limbs and distended bellies are playing out around the world again. Most stunted children never catch up, as extreme malnutrition often leads to permanent physical and mental damage.

The Lancet paper blames the “increase in child malnutrition” on “steep declines in household incomes, changes in the availability and affordability of nutritious foods, and interruptions to health, nutrition, and social protection services.”

“Estimates from the International Food Policy Research Institute suggest that because of the pandemic an additional 140 million people will be thrown into living in extreme poverty on less than $1.90 per day in 2020. According to the World Food Program, the number of people in low and middle income countries facing acute food insecurity will nearly double to 265 million by the end of 2020.”

“Even fairly short lockdown measures” are projected to reduce GNI (Gross National Income) per capita by 7.9% in most low to middle income countries, the paper says.

“Decreases in GNI per capita are associated with large increases in child wasting… We estimate this would translate to an additional estimated 6.7 million children with wasting in 2020.”

SOURCES: https://www.thelancet.com/…/PIIS0140...1647…/fulltext
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Coronavirus Kills One American Every 60 Seconds
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In the future, I believe this misbegotten episode regarding hydroxychloroquine will be studied by sociologists of medicine as a classic example of how extra-scientific factors overrode clear-cut medical evidence. But for now, reality demands a clear, scientific eye on the evidence and where it points. For the sake of high-risk patients, for the sake of our parents and grandparents, for the sake of the unemployed, for our economy and for our polity, especially those disproportionally affected, we must start treating immediately.
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We had been told by various sources WHO committee reviewing the evidence had not backed masks but they recommended them due to political lobbying. This point was put to WHO who did not deny.

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> 20mio video... 白吃 will probably need counselling for cognitive dissonance trauma soon hehehehe


https://omnij.org/Americas_Frontline_Doctors


"There's so much controversy and the atmosphere is so full of conflict right now. [But,] what this group of doctors is trying to do, fundamentally, is really to bring more light to this conversation about how we manage COVID-19 and the huge challenge. And, that's what this is ultimately about." - Dr. Joe Ladapo, MD, PhD, Physician and Clinical Researcher from UCLA (video time index 33:26)
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numbers are reported by hospitals and divided by time, lol.
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