Wednesday - Nov 25, 2020

Destroying western media’s “Swedish Public Health Disaster” narrative in two simple charts


EDITOR’S NOTE

 

Dear readers:

 

One thing that no one will convince is not true is the fact that the media is the mind control apparatus that serves the elite to make us believe a reality that does not exist. The following article, written by Tyler Durden of Via SkWealthAcademuy, an investment and education blog, designed for critical thinkers, is one of those pieces that make you think and help you remove the veil that the mainstream media has covered you with your eyes, so you can’t see. – Marvin Ramírez.

 

by Tyler Durden

Via SKWealthAcademy,

 

“In order to control public opinion of the masses, the ruling class should “regiment the public mind every bit as much as an army regiments [soldiers’] bodies.”

– Edward Bernays, Propaganda (1928)

 

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized.”

– Edward Bernays, Propaganda (1928)

 

Recently, the media has made stories about the public health disaster of Sweden’s no lockdown policy in order to discredit the only science-based approach to Covid-19 undertaken by any nation in the world.

There have been a lot of false and misleading stories about the failures of Sweden’s no lockdown policy and Sweden officials’ choices to not shut down businesses in Sweden, only to suggest that the elderly vulnerable population self-quarantine, and to allow for the normalization of life under these conditions.

No businesses were ordered to close, and GDP in Sweden is forecast to shrink by 4 percent. A 4 percent annual shrinkage in GDP is 1000 times more preferable to the annual pace of a 32.9 percent drop in GDP forecast in America just this past quarter.

If the most human interaction is happening in Stockholm, the most densely populated city in Sweden with a central population of 1.5M and a metropolitan population of over 2.4M, then their no-lockdown, normal-life approach was a resounding success.

Sweden’s logical, science-based approach starkly contrasted with the totalitarian, misanthropic ruling class’s approach to restrict the movements of everyone, including fully-abled healthy people with strong immune systems, and legislating mandated stay-at-home orders for large swaths of entire nations, orders.

In response to Sweden’s success rates with its no lockdown policy, the Western mass media deployed a pre-emptive counterstrike by releasing hundreds of articles about the grave “failure” of Sweden’s no lockdown policy and disseminating these articles to millions of websites online.

I’ve created Charts:

[Top]: When we compare the mortality rates of Covid-19 in Sweden v. the US, including all data until the end of July, the US’s mortality rate of Covid-19 in the age group of less than 39 years of age was 0.58 percent, more than 1,230 times greater than the 0.00047 percent mortality rate of Sweden. In the age demographics of 40-59 and 59-69, the death rate in the US from Covid-19 versus Sweden was respectively 215 times and 211 times greater than Sweden.

[Bottom] Compare Sweden’s mortality rate for different age demographics compared to the US mortality rate for the common flu. For the comprehensive age group of all ages less than 60 years of age, the Swedish mortality rate of Covid-19 is less than 1/3rd of the American mortality rate for the common flu.

As can be observed in the bottom chart, the overall Covid-19 mortality rate for Sweden’s population was skewed by nearly all Covid-19 deaths occurring in the above 70-year old demographic, with the majority of Sweden’s Covid-19 deaths occurring in those older than 80 and 90 years of age!

I created the above graphics, using official data of both the US Centers for Disease Control and Folkhälsomyndigheten, the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Despite this scientific evidence of the Swedish approach as the most effective combined dual health and economic-based approach in the entire world, the Western media lies and propagandizes Sweden’s approach as a horrific failure.

Sweden has nearly 10 times the number of COVID-19-related deaths than its Nordic neighbors”,

“Sweden’s coronavirus death rate is nearly 6 times that of neighboring Norway and Finland”,

“A Very Swedish Sort of Failure”, and

“Sweden’s Coronavirus Experiment Has Well and Truly Failed.”

These non-scientific and non-mathematical based stories ensure that the maximum amount of people around the world remain completely unthinking, obedient slaves to State mandated, martial-law style lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, in which the consequent social isolation from others would not only produce devastating financial and psychological effects but also have the added bonus, for the ruling class, of producing a mental state among the global population extremely receptive to hate and fear.

Nearly no one died in Sweden who was under the age of 60 from this virus.

Quoting statistics should not be used when one knows that their use will paint biased, misleading views of the actual situation, yet the mass media engages in such deception with no qualms about doing so.

Sweden possessed a Covid-19 death rate six times higher than Finland and Norway because

(1) Sweden’s elderly population was much greater than the elderly population of either of those two nations; and

(2) As small as was Sweden’s mortality rates were for all age groups except the elderly, Finland and Norway’s mortality rates were even more minute.

Consequently, compare minute to minute statistics, a 6 times higher mortality rate is very easy to manufacture and can be extremely misleading.

If one country reports six deaths out of 100,000 and another country reports 36 deaths out of 100,000 and both nations have populations under 10 million people, reporting a mortality rate six times higher in the former nation versus the latter nation is truly misleading. Now if both nations had populations over 150M people and this were still the case, then it would be okay to report such a statistic as there would be much more truth in such a stat.

As is evident in the bottom chart, the bulk of deaths from coronavirus in Sweden happened in the over 70 year old demographic, but particularly in the over 80 year old category. If a nation has many more elderly citizens, percentage wise than another nation, then of course its overall mortality rate will be much higher, as its overall mortality rate will be greatly skewed by its large elderly population. This is why it would be fake science to extrapolate the high mortality rate of Covid-19 in Lombardy, a region with a high percentage of elderly, to the entire nation of Italy.

The most effective propaganda convinces the victims of the propaganda that they came to the conclusions contained within the propaganda on their own merit, and that they were not ordered to embrace such false beliefs.

Bernays stated in 1925 that for propaganda to be effective, it has to fall under the category of information for which the public has “neither the time nor the inclination to search for facts” because the facts “are not readily available.” 

Quite sadly, this pillar of disseminating effective propaganda is not even necessary today given the century of brainwashing and dumbing down of society that has taken place since 1925. Today, most people do not want to spend even two minutes of time to vet information as wrong or true when the information to do so is readily available.

Instead, society at large prefers to have the parasitic ruling class think for them and tell them what to believe.