The CDC and Dr. Fauci advised on how to prevent Thanksgiving from becoming a super spreader event. Doctor scolds Trump on his.
Trump Thanksgiving Fail
It is hard to believe that many Americans are listening to the words coming out of our lying president. But they are.
The president does not care about science. He believes in herd immunity even as a country like Sweden has shown it to be an abject failure as their death rates increase. And for all the deaths, they did not receive an economic bonus.
There’s little evidence that herd immunity is helping Sweden combat the coronavirus, according to the country’s top epidemiologist.
“The issue of herd immunity is difficult,” Anders Tegnell said at a briefing in Stockholm on Tuesday. “We see no signs of immunity in the population that are slowing down the infection right now.”
Swedes have been more exposed to the virus than their neighbors elsewhere in the Nordic region, and every third Stockholmer tested has antibodies, according to figures published this week. That’s after the country famously opted against a lockdown, relying instead on voluntary measures.
Tegnell has in the past said that herd immunity is hard to measure and even questioned official figures. Swedish authorities have made clear that immunity isn’t a policy goal, but the nation’s exposure to the virus makes it an obvious test case for observing the theory.
In a recent OECD study, Sweden consistently ranked among the hardest hit nations in Europe, as measured by relative Covid mortality and infection rates. It was also the slowest at containing transmission.
So please, ignore the president. We have less than two months left of unadulterated incompetence. Let us do what is necessary to survive it.
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