So here’s a discussion about the excess mortality rate in Sweden. Most of us are well aware by now that Sweden famously bucked the trend of draconian lockdowns and mask mandates and closing schools (and they also don’t have their kids masked in school) and pretty much went about their business as usual during this entire pandemic. From what we “know” here in the US as told to us by our government “experts” and myriad of mainstream media talking heads, every single living organism in Sweden should have been dead by last Christmas. Go back to summer of 2020 and read the headlines about Sweden, there was a palpable hopefulness that Sweden would fail which would “prove” that what we and most of the rest of the world were doing was right.
But a strange thing happened on the way to Armageddon. According to a peer reviewed research article published in August: “In 2020…In Sweden, excess mortality was 3% without, and 8% with consideration of increasing life expectancy.” So NO mitigation strategies at all, and somehow Sweden survived the ‘rona with somewhere between three and eight percent excess death. How do you explain that? Another report published by Reuters (previously an actual news source) states “Preliminary data from EU statistics agency Eurostat compiled by Reuters showed Sweden had 7.7% more deaths in 2020 than its average for the preceding four years…TWENTY-ONE of the 30 countries with available statistics had HIGHER EXCESS MORTALITY than Sweden.” If you read that piece, entitled “Sweden saw lower 2020 death spike than much of Europe – data” you can feel the teeth-gnashing as the author looks for anyway possible to downplay Sweden’s success. Sweden also had, by the way, a “soft” 2019 in which their overall death count was about 3,000 (about 3%) short of average. This may have led to what is called “dry tinder” (not my term) where people who would “normally” die in a given year did not and they were therefore much more susceptible to death in the next year. Without this dry tinder, Sweden may have seen an excess death count in 2020 some 30% less than it was. But we can’t know that for sure.
Anyway, in the US, a report published by JAMA entitled “Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes in the US, March 1, 2020, to January 2, 2021” found “Between March 1, 2020, and January 2, 2021, the US experienced 2 801 439 deaths, 22.9% more than expected,” Now why this report didn’t include January and February to look at the actual excess deaths for the year of 2020 is anybody’s guess, but the question still remains. How is it possible that in a country (Sweden) that did essentially nothing to “combat” and “defeat” the ‘vid, they saw a very small increase in mortality while here (and in many European nations) we destroyed our entire way of life (and are still doing it) and showed a 23% increase (countries like Spain and Belgium, had excess mortality of 18.1% and 16.2% respectively)?
Now there are lots of reasons that can be postulated for why our mortality count is so high (primarily in my book is the fact that we are a fat, sick nation – thanks to what the “experts” have told us we “must” eat for the last 40 years, for our own good of course) but it would seem that “NOT FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE” of lockdowns and mask-ups, and social distancing, and hiding under your bed, and arresting people for walking in the park or sitting on the beach, and washing your mail, and closing gyms and restaurants and hair dressers, and closing schools and having kids wear masks in school, and wearing two masks, isn’t one of them. So for those of you who insist you “know” what we should be doing because Fauci or Biden or some other stooge told us to, I’d be interested in an explanation for Sweden. Being the country with the ninth lowest excess mortality rate out of 30 countries certainly deserves some ‘splainin Lucy, no?
Forget about trying to explain it, how about we just stop listening to the “experts” and talking heads who can’t explain it either. Ask Fauci, I dare you. Oh wait, he’s already been asked and his answer is to attack with “compare them to other Scandinavian countries like Norway and Denmark – they do TERRIBLE compared to Norway and Denmark”. That’s complete BS but that’s the line we’ve been fed since last summer. Notice nobody ever asks Tiny Tony to EXPLAIN why they did “TERRIBLE". Why is it BS? Those other countries locked down like most every other European country while Sweden didn’t. When confronted, Fauci deflects the question (and of course never answers it) which was “How do you explain Sweden compared to other European countries that locked down?” and attacks Sweden compared to other “similar” countries like Norway and Denmark. While it’s true that Norway and Denmark (and Finland) do much better on case and death rates, that doesn’t explain how Sweden (while doing nothing) did better than most European countries. That FACT puts the lie to the story that lockdowns and masks are necessary and effective. Period. Fauci’s “explanation” would beg the question “What MAGIC goes on in Norway or Denmark that while they did the same exact things as the rest of Europe, they did better than the rest of Europe?” How is it possible that Sweden did “TERRILE” compared to other Scandinavian countries that did the same exact things as other European countries that in turn did “TERRIBLE” compared to Sweden? If both Norway and Spain or Italy take the same measures but Norway does better than Spain or Italy, then what you’re suggesting is that there is some MAGIC about being located in Scandinavia that allows those mitigation strategies to work there while they don’t work in other parts of Europe. MAGIC!! This Sweden thing is basically a big experiment where Sweden is the “control” (they do nothing) and the rest of Europe, including Scandinavia, is the “experimental” group (they do something). If the control group does better than 70% of the experimental group, the variable (lockdowns, etc.) CANNOT be the cause of the 30% that does better than the control. There HAVE to be other variables that account for their success. Would Sweden have done even better than they did if they had employed mitigation strategies? Perhaps. But does their experience PROVE that lockdowns and the rest weren’t needed. Absolutely. Unless of course you’re insisting that NOBODY ever get sick or die, and that damaging entire nations is worth it to save even one life, then you’re just on the wrong planet.
Fauci and the other “experts” can’t explain it because they are all idiots and liars, and the explanation ("We were wrong.") would show the Emperor has no clothes. And we can't have that. It’s well past time to get back to life. Jump in, the water’s fine.