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Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy will soon be the world’s

In this article for Foreign Affairs, authors Nils Karlson, Charlotta Stern, and Daniel Klein discuss the benefits of the Swedish COVID-19 strategy and why more countries will soon emulate it. The authors also discuss the many reasons why countries must begin to ease lockdowns as soon as they can.  Editor’s Note: The success of the Swedish strategy […]

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USC-LA County antibody suggests true COVID-19 infections higher than official count

The preliminary results of the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health suggests that around 2.8% to 5.6% of adults in the county population (that’s roughly 221,000 to 442,000 adults) have already been infected by the coronavirus. This is the second antibody study to come out with the same conclusion […]

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Death Rate, Science, Lockdown, Fear, the “New Normal”, Vaccines, Social Control and the Immune System

This article is Part 1 of the Truth To Action Series. Read Part 2 here. Overview There is a complex and convoluted relationship between death rate or case fatality rate (CFR), science, lockdown, fear, the “new normal”, vaccines, social control, and the human immune system. It is one of the key tasks of this website […]

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Why is the coronavirus sparing kids?

In this March article published by The Washington Post, authors William Wan and Joel Achenbach explores the viable reasons why the novel coronavirus is leaving children virtually untouched. Was it the immune system that determined who lives or dies? Vineet Mernachery, a virologist from the University of Texas Medical Branch says critical cases may be due […]

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Stockholm, Sweden expected to reach collective immunity in weeks

In an interview with CNBC last April 22, 2020, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that they are already seeing the effects of collective immunity in Stockholm and several major parts of Sweden. Tegnell made this pronouncement as growth rate of infections is starting to plateau in the capital city and situation is stable in the rest […]

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The scientist behind Sweden’s controversial coronavirus strategy weighs in on the effectiveness of the approach

As the number of Swedish deaths due to the coronavirus go beyond the 1,000 mark, many are already anticipating the country’s change of strategy – from a relatively lenient approach to a country-wide lockdown. In this interview with Nature, Swedish epidemiologist Anders Tegnell continues to defend the approach saying that closing borders is “ridiculous” especially since the […]

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Antibody testing shows coronavirus infected a lot more people than previously thought

In this article written by Kari Paul for The Guardian, we are introduced to a study from Stanford University which shows that the novel coronavirus could be more widespread than previously projected.  Extrapolating the results of the antibody tests in Sta. Clara county in California, the researchers state that the virus could be 50 to 85 […]

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Why does Germany have a lower death rate due to COVID-19?

Based on Germany’s experience, we now know that it is possible to control deaths due to COVID-19 without implementing lockdowns. Early detection, a quick response system, and a robust health care system, all seem to have contributed to Germany’s success.