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Sweden and Ontario --a comparison

August 16, 2021

August 16, 2021

This graph shows what a former Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Richard Schabas wrote two months ago: "A pervasive Covid myth: it’s all about what “we” do..... Countries with high rates have “done badly” or, even worse, they “let down their guard”....The illusion that government action is the key determinant of Covid control may have some credibility in island states - New Zealand, for example - but in the rest of the world ultimately it’s the virus that calls the shots."

Dr.Schabas is hardly alone in pointing this out. A good example of his point is that Ontario has been doing worse than Sweden in critical covid illness numbers since April 6. Having the freedoms that Sweden continues to have is not making them sicker than our serially locked-down population. Ontario continues to be higher in ICU admissions per 100K population than Sweden, despite our many months of no picnics, basketball, golf, eating out, getting a haircut or new socks, etc etc.


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