- Dec 1, 2010
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I think you meant wanker and I think you're thinking of Taz because this is certainly no different than anything else I ever arguedTrue. Usually you're a bit of a wander, but here you're right.Herd immunity is the only real way we're getting past this. Europe is shutting down again.
Despite His Repeated Public Denials, the Impeached President trump Is Pushing For A “Herd Immunity” Strategy For COVID-19
Three senior health officials working with the impeached president trump’s comically named “coronavirus task force” have reported the silly members of this “task force” believe that herd immunity will help control the COVID-19 outbreak. Even worse, “they have begun taking steps to turn the concept into policy.”
The same three senior health officials explained the impeached president trump’s continued incompetence with his “herd immunity” idiocy could kill thousands of Americans unnecessarily. But, when the lives are those of insignificant U.S. citizens, the impeached president trump has decided, in for a penny, in for a pound.
Sweden has been using this strategy since the COVID-19 coronavirus first appeared. At this point, whether herd immunity was the “goal” or a “byproduct” of the Swedish plan is irrelevant, because it simply hasn’t worked. In April, the Public Health Agency predicted that 40% of the Stockholm population would have the disease and acquire protective antibodies by May. According to the agency’s own antibody studies published Sept. 3 for samples collected up until late June, the actual figure for random testing of antibodies is only 11.4% for Stockholm, 6.3% for Gothenburg and 7.1% across Sweden. As of mid-August, herd immunity was still “nowhere in sight,” according to a Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine study. “That shouldn’t have been a surprise. After all, herd immunity to an infectious disease has never been achieved without a vaccine.”
New Zealand’s government officials, who quickly initiated early preventative measures, coupled with testing and tracking, limited the number of COVID-19 cases to 1950 to date, with 1857 recoveries, and only 25 deaths. Also, public cooperation, which included listening to and following the recommendations of health professionals made the lock down implemented in New Zealand remarkable for its stringency and its brevity.
Obviously, New Zealand’s population hadn’t heard that COVID-19 was a liberal hoax to make the impeached president trump “look bad”. Had New Zealand’s political conservatives heard that bit of news, it’s certain their island nation could be a world leader in COVID-19 cases and deaths along with the United States, Sweden, etc.
On April 3rd, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told the newspaper Dagens Nyheter , “We will have to count the dead in thousands. It is just as well that we prepare for it.” In July, as the death count reached 5,500, Löfven said that the “strategy is right, I am completely convinced of that.” In September, Dr. Anders Tegnell, the Public Health Agency epidemiologist in charge of the country’s COVID-19 response reiterated the party line that a growing death count did “not mean that the strategy itself has gone wrong.” Regardless of the final death toll, if COVID-19 doesn’t kill Löfven, he and Dr. Tegnell will declare their plan a great success. (Unless the disease also kills Tegnell, then it will just be Löfven bragging about the great success of his plan.)
After learning how truly deadly the novel coronavirus could be, governors in blue states established protocols in attempts to slow the spread of the disease. Unfortunately, the obtuse nature of conservatives would not permit them the freedom of thought to disregard their cheeto-in-chief’s ludicrous claims that the coronavirus posed no threat. So, they thumbed their noses at state and local leaders and set to work, like the Swedes, to spread the disease to every corner of their respective countries.
It’s apparent given the increasing volumes of data available, nations’ leaders quick to respond effectively to the COVID-19 outbreak kept case numbers extremely low, New Zealand’s, mentioned above, and Vietnam (Where, as of Oct. 9, had counted 1,100 COVID-19 cases and 35 deaths) are two of the too few success stories in controlling COVID-19.
But, here in the U.S. the “second wave” has begun in some states, which will be spread far and wide by the impeached president trump’s devoted fanatics. Because, like their cheeto-in-chief, Sweden’s Löfven, and red state governors nationwide, they refuse to listen to all educated, professional health experts. So, no one is going to force any of the impeached president trump’s devoted fanatics to wear a mask, or practice social distancing, or believe the liberals aren’t behind the COVID Hoax. And they’re willing to die to prove it. Well, do your best proving it.
Scott Atlas, the president’s most favored adviser, says it’s not true. But others working on the pandemic say it’s merely a game of semantics. The policy is increasingly clear.www.thedailybeast.com