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2021-09-17 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Why Does No One Ever Talk About Sweden Anymore?
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Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-17 07:35|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [430 views ]  Top

#1 The dog that didn't bark.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 08:01||   2021-09-17 08:01|| Front Page Top

#2 Sweden 1,446 deaths per million. Better than most USA states, but - considering:
Characteristic Number of households
Single without children 1,925,939
Cohabiting/married without children 1,145,562
Cohabiting with children aged 0-24 984,390
Single with children aged 0-24 285,733
hardly a success story
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-17 08:13||   2021-09-17 08:13|| Front Page Top

#3 Sweden as a society gave up on having kids well before COVID. It probably doesn't bother them much that suppressed rates of childbirth is one of COVID's most "successful" side effects.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 08:30||   2021-09-17 08:30|| Front Page Top

#4 Don't start picking fights.

Not today.
Posted by badanov 2021-09-17 09:05||   2021-09-17 09:05|| Front Page Top

#5 Explaining why Sweden has low infection rates (i.e. kids are principal spreaders and they have none) is NOT picking a fight. Put my post back.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-17 09:18||   2021-09-17 09:18|| Front Page Top

#6 Yeah, and I didn't comment to attack G. Just said it as I see it. The two-sided coin of non-mathematical language. Anyone can read anything into it they want. But that's on them, not me.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 09:20||   2021-09-17 09:20|| Front Page Top

#7 Sucks to have a comment removed, doesn't it?
Posted by Raj 2021-09-17 09:26||   2021-09-17 09:26|| Front Page Top

#8 It's a valid approach. Deciding to not commit crimes has totally kept me out of jail for 62 years, though the authorities are working overtime to chance that.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 09:34||   2021-09-17 09:34|| Front Page Top

#9 #8 There is difference between censorship on inappropriate language, and censorship on ideas. Of course, some people find some ideas a lot more offensive than (rather feeble I must say) profanity.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-17 09:35||   2021-09-17 09:35|| Front Page Top

#10 COVID's other major side effect is making people stupid. I've never tested positive, both naturally immune and vaccinated and I've had that side effect anyway.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 09:36||   2021-09-17 09:36|| Front Page Top

#11 /\ JAB side effects? Would an escalating disdain for the our government qualify ?

I didn't think it could get any worse. I was wrong again.

Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-17 10:09||   2021-09-17 10:09|| Front Page Top

#12 ^ It's a vaccine! It's a way to curtail your rights! It's a way to fix all future elections! Comint soon, the booster will also be a floor polish and a dessert topping!
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 10:11||   2021-09-17 10:11|| Front Page Top

#13 We need a word like rayciss to describe being insensitive to Covidians' religious beliefs. Let the entries begin!
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 10:13||   2021-09-17 10:13|| Front Page Top

#14 Covorasterians ?
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-17 10:19||   2021-09-17 10:19|| Front Page Top

#15 Our theme song. Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans. I Can't Dance For You
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 10:21||   2021-09-17 10:21|| Front Page Top

#16 Nice entry, B, but a good pejorative word / brand name has to have sharp percussives to sound threatening.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 10:24||   2021-09-17 10:24|| Front Page Top

#17 I'm afraid the article make Israel look bad (in my eyes) compared to Sweden.
Posted by Bobby 2021-09-17 10:51||   2021-09-17 10:51|| Front Page Top

#18 ^ You are busted. Only the ADL, J Street, The NYT, WP and dems are allowed to make Israel look bad.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 11:00||   2021-09-17 11:00|| Front Page Top

#19 Same thing happened to the Sturgis crowd.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-09-17 11:15||   2021-09-17 11:15|| Front Page Top

#20 I'm afraid the article make Israel look bad (in my eyes) compared to Sweden.

Since the article (is a piece of agitprop is really an article?) doesn't actually mention Israel, I'm surprised.
Just kidding, just kidding. Dimona association of mushroom growers is a great comfort to every Jew who remembers.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-17 11:26||   2021-09-17 11:26|| Front Page Top

#21 Now factor in the deaths/suicide, closed businesses, economic destruction, riots…. Avoided by Sweden by not locking down.
Posted by Airandee 2021-09-17 11:32||   2021-09-17 11:32|| Front Page Top

#22 Why Does No One Ever Talk About Sweden Anymore?

I dunno. Wasn't there an article here at Rantburg a week or so ago about ABBA reuniting?
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-09-17 12:04||   2021-09-17 12:04|| Front Page Top

#23 ABBA has mutated. They are now ATTG.
Posted by SteveS 2021-09-17 13:31||   2021-09-17 13:31|| Front Page Top

#24 "COVID, COVID, COVID....
In the Branch Covidian world"
- sung to tune of 'Money Money Money'
Posted by BjornBennieIngridUrsula 2021-09-17 13:45||   2021-09-17 13:45|| Front Page Top

#25 Since the article (is a piece of agitprop is really an article?) doesn't actually mention Israel, I'm surprised.
Just kidding, just kidding. Dimona association of mushroom growers is a great comfort to every Jew who remembers.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru



Are you actually making the argument that the infection numbers in Israel look good?
Posted by The Walking Unvaxed 2021-09-17 13:54||   2021-09-17 13:54|| Front Page Top

#26 Eliminate the Somalis and other mooselimbs from Sweden's totals and run those #s again.

V unlikely that any nation has done better than Swedish Sweden
Posted by Ursula, Undress please 2021-09-17 14:04||   2021-09-17 14:04|| Front Page Top

#27 The infection numbers look horrendous anywhere that positive test results are the sine qua non of "battling COVID."
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 14:05||   2021-09-17 14:05|| Front Page Top

#28 Are you actually making the argument that the infection numbers in Israel look good?

No unvaxxed, I'm making an an argument that the only connection to Israel in that tread is me. But nevertheless your fellow traveler Bobby immediately extended the argument to Israel (i.e. all Jewish people). Think about this, I'm sure it'll come to you - eventually.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-17 14:56||   2021-09-17 14:56|| Front Page Top

#29 A new bug blows through a population. It stresses the system. Over time natural immunity builds up, treatment improves and the whole thing becomes part of the natural background. No surprises here. The only way to really f*^k it up is -- well, you've all seen it.
Posted by Angstrom 2021-09-17 15:10||   2021-09-17 15:10|| Front Page Top

#30 BREAKING: FDA Panel Rejects Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Booster
Posted by Angstrom 2021-09-17 16:50||   2021-09-17 16:50|| Front Page Top

#31 ^ Wanna bet that gets "re-considered" after a couple phone calls?
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 17:18||   2021-09-17 17:18|| Front Page Top

#32 #30 - that's a panel, not the full FDA complement of Top. Men.
Posted by Bobby 2021-09-17 17:39||   2021-09-17 17:39|| Front Page Top

#33 Why? Because of the pickled herring. Oh the whiff....
Posted by DarthVader 2021-09-17 21:46||   2021-09-17 21:46|| Front Page Top

#34 Sweden? Who cares it's full of swedes. Similar to Norwegians, if you removed 99% of their brains.
Posted by Woodrow 2021-09-17 22:41||   2021-09-17 22:41|| Front Page Top

#35 So to answer the question, why does no one talk about Sweden anymore? It’s because it’s no longer useful for the media to promote their agenda.

When Sweden’s numbers looked disproportionately bad, it was a valuable tool in the media playbook of masks, lockdowns and endless, condescending fear-mongering. “Look at what happens if you don’t do what we tell you, peasants.”

Now that Sweden has dropped to 40th in COVID mortality rate, and continued to report extremely low recent rates of both cases and deaths, they’re suddenly uninterested.

It’s a microcosm of the disastrous, indefinite mess we’re living through — experts incorrectly, hysterically screeched that masks and business closures and capacity limits were absolutely necessary to keep COVID “under control,” and the media immediately assumed their role as promoters of incompetent groupthink and professional scolds of any who disagreed.
Posted by Woodrow 2021-09-17 23:16||   2021-09-17 23:16|| Front Page Top

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