Thursday, May 14, 2020

Sweden's new hospital is empty

The UN WHO and other severe criticized Sweden for not ordering the lockdowns that many other European countries did. They did scare Sweden into building a new hospital and expanded intensive care units. But now cases are declining, and those units are empty:
The newly constructed field hospital in Stockholm, with room for hundreds of patients, has still not received any patients. It will probably never have to open.
In most places, hospitals are operating at below normal levels, as a lot of medical treatments got canceled, and the big COVID-19 rush never materialized.

It may be time to start talking about the COVID-19 hoax. The lockdowns have probably caused more deaths than they have prevented, and we are still within the range of a bad flu season.

For another opinion, see this SciAm article which predicts that the death will increase by a factor of 10 or more in the next couple of months. All of these alarmist predictions have been wrong so far, but decide for yourself.

Update: CNN will give us a Swedish view:
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been invited by CNN to be an "expert panelist" on a Thursday night event about the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a bit confused by this choice, that's fair. Thunberg not really an expert in the field for which she is most well known, and that field is not virology or epidemiology or economics.
Fauci has no expertise underlying most of his opinions either, so this seems fair to me.

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