“You know it is going away”

“I want to keep the country calm.”

And there is then this, which you don’t hear very much about: Sweden’s Approach To Coronavirus: Do Nothing.

Sweden has taken a slightly different approach to coronavirus than the rest of the world, allowing life to go on as ‘normal’ with a few exceptions.

Unlike neighboring Denmark – which has restricted meetings to 10 people or less, Swedes are still going out to nightclubs, hanging out with friends, and even ‘enjoying ice creams beneath a giant Thor statue in Mariatorget square,’ according to the BBC.

Not only is it going away, for almost all of us it’s hardly been present.

This entry was posted in American politics, COVID-19, Media. Bookmark the permalink.

27 Responses to “You know it is going away”

  1. Hay Stockard

    Wish we had a Trump.

  2. jupes

    So let’s compare Sweden with Denmark.

    According to Worldometers, Sweden has 180 deaths at 18 deaths per million population while Denmark has 90 deaths at 16 deaths per million population.

    Hardly worth shutting down your economy to save two people per million is it.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    Our present and future sure is going away.

    This is robbing the best bits of childhood from millions of kids for no reason.

  4. BorisG

    Yet after your god trump extended the country wide shutdown, saying this month will save about a million lives.

    Either Trump is a fool and/or easily manipulated by his advisors or he is doing the right thing. Which one is it?

  5. BorisG

    According to Worldometers, Sweden has 180 deaths at 18 deaths per million population while Denmark has 90 deaths at 16 deaths per million population.

    Let’s check in two weeks.

  6. Louis Litt

    Boris G – the “thing withe the meeja- the lefties” is they never left the back of the bus where the so called heavy weight hang out.
    These lippy foul mouths who call people as wogs Crouts dagoes, poofta, freak nerd, minda spaz etc go into “paid positions” (not jobs) and slag off at everyone who act.
    So every time some acts the whole meeja sit there are slag off at the person doing.
    That easy and gutless.
    Trying to assassinate some one with your mouth or pen is easy.
    Trying to do it with your hands is hard.
    People like this freeze when they have to do something because they are afraid of being ridiculed themselves.
    Lefties are unskilled, impractical and plain useless eg Daniel Andrews, Tony Bourke, The wa premier, the abc etc
    You’ve been Litt up

  7. Elderly White Man From Skipton

    Not only is it going away, for almost all of us it’s hardly been present.
    The largest number of new cases of any nation yesterday was in the US.
    As is usual Kates skates past the facts, right into the swamp of Trump.

  8. Iampeter

    Not only is it going away, for almost all of us it’s hardly been present.

    Then why did Trump sign-off on the biggest spending bill in human history and why are you OK with it, oh slayer of socialists?

    Your coverage of this is more dishonest and out of touch than anything from CNN LOL.

  9. Iampeter

    Either Trump is a fool and/or easily manipulated by his advisors or he is doing the right thing. Which one is it?

    It’s worse than that, Boris. Trump is letting governors do things however they see fit because he thinks none of it can come back on him. He is a textbook, ass-covering mediocrity. The best Democrat President America has ever had.

    Also, Trump tweeted this a few hours ago:

    With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time to do our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill. It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country! Phase 4

    Can’t wait for Steve and Trump’s other supporters here to tell us all at how glad they are we don’t have a leftist like Hillary in office. They’ll tell us how well Trump is doing cutting spending and deregulating! LOL!

  10. Andre Lewis

    Trump has far less power to act than people seem to think. Democrats control Congress and use it as a political weapon, most of the media attack all White House initiatives for any reason while 50 state governments do their own thing with impunity. Trying to plan and coordinate a truly national approach to dealing with the virus under these conditions is impossible no matter who is President.
    The polls indicate that a majority of US citizens understand the dynamic at work politically in their country and do not fall for all of the media lies. They probably also know they dodged a missile sized bullet by putting Hillary Clinton out of contention and that they need to dodge an even bigger one if sleepy Joe steps up to the plate.

  11. FelixKruell

    Trumps message on the corona virus changes every day. First it was seen as the excuse for the latest hoax by the Democrats. Then it was all meant to be over last week. Then everything would be open again by Easter. Now they have deaths of 100-200k predicted. Don’t even start in testing. A shambles…

  12. Peter Finch

    Good to see TDS alive and well even in Oz. People need to do some study on what power the US President has vs what the Governors have then we wouldn’t have some of the half arsed comments flying around here. Similarly much of what our feds here are mandating cannot be enacted by them but can only be enacted via the states. Whilst Scomo can say “two’s company and three’s a crowd” it can only be effected through state orders.

    Now for those interested there is another site with interesting data on CV, influenza and just about every other known disease try or Google “worldlifeexpectancy” and you can then refer by each pathology.

    I also refer you to a video regarding clinical review meta data on the positive effects of Vitamin D on prevention and treatment of respiratory disease. Prepared by a UK physician, worth a few minutes of your time.

  13. Peter Finch

    Why is when I try to enter a link the system does not accept it. I click on Link, enter the url, enter OK it then places the url plus some other characters into my text. I then click Post Comment but it does not appear in the post. Anyway for the second video google Vitamin D and immunity by Dr John Campbell

  14. I note the negative Trump haters never seem capable/willing of putting forward any suggestions of their replacement for either Trump or his policies. Even the lackeys in the biased US MSM are doing their level best to hide the ongoing Democratic debacle that is epitomised by watching Joe Biden trying to put a logical & understandable sentence together. The indoctrinated Leftists are only capable of the following of ideology not actually thinking & implementing workable & sound outcomes that are of benefit to the population. One only needs to look at world history to see the results of the many failed Socialist experiments at work & whose only outcome was the bringing of death & destruction to the peoples they subjugated

  15. Kneel

    “Either Trump is a fool and/or easily manipulated by his advisors or he is doing the right thing. Which one is it?”

    It’s not a binary choice.
    It could be he is being manipulated AND doing the right thing.

    In any case, Trump has a point – economies matter.

    If the worst comes to pass here and 6,000,000 go unemployed, with one in every 100 of those losing their house because they can’t pay the mortgage, that’s 60,000 people financially ruined, perhaps permanently. If 10% of those commit suicide because it also cost them their marriage/family, (ie, one in every 1,000 that lost their home/business) that’s 6,000 dead directly due to the actions by government. And if it turns out that CV is easily treated with hydroxycloroquine, Z-PAC et al, and 1,000 actually die from it, we are 5,000 dead worse off and 55,000 people finacially ruined. Tough call, innit?

    We currently have draconian laws in place that will prevent you from protesting against those very same laws – and plod is more than willing to enforce it “for your own good”. GAGF.

    You might suggest that there are some things more important than money, such as life and health, and I agree – but it’s also true that some things, like freedom, are worth more than life – as many people the world over have demonstrated in wars etc.

    If “we can’t be too careful”, doesn’t this also apply to actions said to be in place to prevent deaths?
    Where’s the cost/benefit?
    Where’s the choice?
    Where’s the detail on how we know this has been “beaten”?
    All three are missing in action, and you are not only cheering them on, you’re asking “Please Sir, can I have some more?”

  16. Iampeter

    I note the negative Trump haters never seem capable/willing of putting forward any suggestions of their replacement for either Trump or his policies.

    Um…you mean like DON’T sign trillion dollar spending bills?
    Maybe don’t shut down the entire economy and end industrial civilization?
    Maybe take the opportunity to deregulate and cut government spending instead of expanding it?
    You know, the usual stuff people on a right wing blog should be advocating.

    But Trump supporters seem to think that saying stuff like “Trump yay!” = discussing politics.
    So you’re supporting one of the most left wing Presidents in American history, implementing crazy leftist policies, while still thinking you’re fighting the left. Trump’s supporters are the most clueless leftists we’ve ever seen.

    You guys have a lot of stuff to figure out. Stuff you should’ve figured out before you started commenting on a right wing political blog.

  17. Diogenes

    Then everything would be open again by Easter.

    What he said was “I hope”
    You mean YOU wouldn’t like to see it over by Easter ?

  18. Kneel

    “I note the negative Trump haters never seem capable/willing of putting forward any suggestions of their replacement for either Trump or his policies.”

    Oh, it’s worse than that.
    On 31 Jan, Trump banned flights from China, then later did so for Europe too – Sleepy Joe and the MSM accused him of an “over-reaction” and “xenophobia”. Now, they are saying he didn’t do enough early enough.
    For pretty much all of Feb, they were focused on the impeachment. Peolsi ripped up DJTs SoTU speech and said “all lies”, and that very speech had him saying along the lines of “we will do whatever we can to protect the American people from this new virus”.
    Cuomo said “Trump isn’t giving us the respirators we need”, only to admit later that they had 2,000 sitting in a warehouse because “we don’t need them yet”.
    The MSM described it as “Chinese Corona Virus” many times, when Trump used it, he was a racist.
    The navy hospital ships would “never” get there when Trump said they would – but they did, no apology, just shoved it straight down the memory hole.
    Pelosi said “our package is all about the virus, nothing else” – ah, yeah. So the Kennedy Centre gets $25M, the forest service gets $75M – yeah, useful and likely needed, but hardly “about the virus”, is it? They also wanted abortions for any reason up to birth – clearly virus related, innit? Many others.

    As Dan Bongino has said, they are looking at phase 3 of the impeachment already – they wanted to add a committee with subpeona powers to investigate the reaction to the virus – fiddling while Rome burns, much? NOT focused on fixing the big issue right in front of them, more concerned with how they can “win” a political battle instead, how they can be rid of “this meddlesome President”. And doing it by saying “he doesn’t care about you, just about money”.

  19. Brian

    Issac Asimov wrote a wonderful story about a time when Robots acting under his 3 laws had decided humans did not know how to protect themselves, so they were preventing any dangerous human activity.
    [First Law was not to harm any human.]
    Such as playing darts…..you can imagine the end result.

  20. John A

    Brian, those three Laws of Robotics gave him a framework to do great “psychological” Sci-Fi, didn’t it?

    Then he added the fourth one – the “Zero-th Law” which introduced an abstract concept:
    “A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.”
    Which is the predicament we are in today with the progressive strain of totalitarianism. Strong on abstracts which allow for almost any particular things to be done to real people, since the abstract “law” overrules everything.

  21. John A

    Peter Finch #3387395, posted on April 1, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Why is when I try to enter a link the system does not accept it. I click on Link, enter the url, enter OK it then places the url plus some other characters into my text. I then click Post Comment but it does not appear in the post.

    Peter, maybe you need to remember to highlight some text in your post before going “Link” so that the hieroglyphics have some anchor to make them visible.

  22. FelixKruell

    Diogenes:

    You mean YOU wouldn’t like to see it over by Easter ?

    I’d like to see it over tomorrow. Why wait til Easter?

    He’s the president. He shouldn’t be giving patently false hope. Everyone knew the moment he said it that it was false hope.

  23. Vicki

    Sweden, as I understand, has a different protocol for reporting the spread of CV19 infections.

  24. Tim Neilson

    He shouldn’t be giving patently false hope. Everyone knew the moment he said it that it was false hope.

    Spot the internal contradiction.

  25. FelixKruell

    Tim:

    Spot the internal contradiction.

    His name is Trump.

Comments are closed.