It seems like every libertarian, conservative and crackpot conspiracy theorist in the Dissident Right has been shouting into my mentions about Sweden for the last week as proof that lockdowns do not work. Ramzpaul has been the loudest evangelist of this theory on Twitter:
Sweden prepare for the virus. pic.twitter.com/ymnCTlikUW— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) February 29, 2020
Meanwhile, in Sweden… pic.twitter.com/emmTVbAbaX— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) March 31, 2020
Sweden should soon be wiped out if the “social distancing” theory is true. We will see. pic.twitter.com/LWukRZRDH9— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) March 29, 2020
Sweden will be a good case study. They did not close restaurants, etc. If the “social distancing” theory is correct, they will soon experience mass deaths. If not, we can assume that destroying our economy was for nothing. The virus would burn out anyway. https://t.co/UYQTZlZ7eC— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) April 6, 2020
Sweden is ignoring social distancing an lock downs. Sweden should soon look like Northern Italy. Right? https://t.co/mlcQ0vClDK— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) March 29, 2020
Sweden and Belarus will soon be the next hell holes of death as they did not shutdown restaurants and pubs. Right? https://t.co/RR1EnqFoPp— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) April 6, 2020
On a global level we should see mass deaths in Sweden and Belarus. But we aren’t. And these Chicken Little types keep telling us “wait another two weeks, and you will see!” But after every two weeks, nothing happens. https://t.co/macNUmToWr— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) April 8, 2020
Cases and deaths dropping in Sweden despite no lockdown or social isolation. https://t.co/k7tAIlaZSn— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) April 11, 2020
Sweden, which did not implement a draconian lockdown, sees their death rate collapsing. pic.twitter.com/GEO20yl3np— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) April 13, 2020
Styxhexxemmer666 is Ramzpaul’s new co-host of Happy Homelands. He had a falling out with Tiina Wiik over the coronavirus. Tiina lives in Finland and other people in Northern Europe think the Swedes are nuts. She was talking with Greg Johnson about it last night on Dlive.
The death rate in Sweden isn’t collapsing. Sweden reported 114 deaths yesterday which matched its previous high. It went on to report 170 deaths this morning which is an all time high.
This is what Sweden looks like compared to its neighbors:
1,203 people have died from coronavirus in Sweden.
145 have died in Norway. 309 have died in Denmark. 72 have died in Finland. 35 have died in Estonia. 30 have died in Lithuania. 0 have died in Latvia. Twice as many people have died in Sweden even though 10.23 million people live in Sweden compared to the 19.2 million people who live in neighboring countries.
Note: 9 people have died from coronavirus in New Zealand. As with the US and UK and the Netherlands, Sweden is another example which illustrates how libertarianism makes the virus more deadly than it otherwise would be.