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Why Does No One Ever Talk About Sweden Anymore?

By Staff Writer Mozza

One of the most consistently-repeated trends of COVID has been the premature declarations of victory from areas with a perceived level of “success” in “controlling” the pandemic.

It’s happened in countries all over the world — Vietnam, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand and here in parts of Australia— just to name a few examples. They all have been praised for their ability to “control” the virus with masks and public health measures, only to then see cases inevitably skyrocket.

Poor media reporting and inaccurate “expert” opinions have been a persistent aspect of COVID messaging. On the flip side to inaccurate praise, the inability of experts to get things right is perhaps best exemplified by Sweden.

‘Experts’ and the media declared Sweden was the world’s cautionary tale, a dangerous outlier who shunned the science of masks and lockdowns and stuck to established public health principles.

Over much of 2020 and into 2021, Sweden was persistently criticised by the media initially due to comparisons to their neighbours. Yet as we’ve progressed further into 2021, those same media outlets have suddenly gone quiet as their chosen victors have flailed unsuccessfully against ever increasing outbreaks.

Mainstream media from around the world predicted Sweden would have one of the worst death tolls per capita in the world as a result of their irresponsible public health policies and lack of lockdown and mask initiatives used elsewhere.

Here are a few examples of World Headlines:

Will There Be a Reckoning Over Sweden’s Disastrous ‘Herd Immunity’ Strategy

Sweden's renegade COVID-19 policy looks like a disaster — but the country is quietly determined to see it through despite the cost in lives

The Telegraph in London headlined an article:

Sweden has shown how not to tackle coronavirus, as it fights now to save face.

There were dozens and dozens of similar pieces written all over the world.

How well did this age?

Not well! The graph above illustrates an approach that was consistent and sustainable because it didn't rely on indefinite mask mandates and business and border closures as methods to “control” COVID. As other countries saw their cumulative mortality rates skyrocket, Sweden dropped in the rankings due to their consistent, sustainable methods.

I wonder how many people around the world are aware of that.

The media’s depiction of Sweden’s results is an excellent illustration of their desire not to inform, but to coerce. They’re not functioning as simply messengers of information but activists, thoroughly consumed by a desire to force others to conform to their opinions.

They refuse to present information that counters the endless dictatorial mandates, instead promoting unquestioning compliance. Listen to us, do what you’re told and wear a mask, or it’s your fault if you get COVID and die. Listen to us and do what you’re told or you’ll be labelled an “anti” and shunned from the acceptable society that mainstream “journalism” polices.

All of this may have been well-intentioned and in Queensland one could argue we have been lucky to have leaders who have “kept us safe”, but at what cost? All deaths are tragic and sad but we don’t close the state and the country for two years because of other leading causes of death, contagious or otherwise. Most of the time we are blissfully unaware of leading world causes of death such as cardio vascular disease, diabetes, cancers, malaria, meningitis, tuberculosis, starvation, homicide, suicide, road and workplace accidents, HIV, drug and alcohol abuse etc.

Let’s get some perspective now the vaccine is available and move on with our lives like Sweden.

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