A report by the Swiss medium bluewin about Finland, which is very cautious about the lockdown.
The editors of the NZZ are not Trump fans, as this article shows. But it confirms that the consequences of Corona in the United States are no worse than in other countries.
There has been lockdown in Germany since November. The corona mortality per one million inhabitants is 4.6 times as high as in Sweden, where are liberal rules.
2rd December 2020
In Switzerland, the regulations are relatively liberal, e.g. Restaurants with a protection concept are open. Nevertheless, the number of corona cases has decreased in recent weeks.
This Australian study explains why civil rights restrictions are unsuccessful. It makes more sense to disinfect surfaces and hands often enough. The corona virus often survives for a long time, for example in public transport. If these are not disinfected often, the restriction of freedom is in vain.
Good luck to the Trump family and their employees.
President Trump has always been accused of the fact that his loose corona policy leads to many deaths. Now I have compared that with Spain, which had a strict lockdown policy. Sources:
For example, Sweden has had liberal politics for a long time, but has fewer corona cases than countries that prescribed a lockdown from the start.
In terms of population, there was about the same number of corona deceased in the USA as in Spain despite the tough lockdown, namely 0.06%. In both countries, it can be assumed that many died with Corona, rather than with Corona, and some even got infected in clinics.
These German statistics are also interesting.
It shows that the United States was the place where most tests were done.
It is to ask whether lockdown measures do more harm than good. The resulting economic crisis should not be underestimated. President Trump avoided panic - important principle of crisis management - and declared himself that medicine should not be more harmful than disease.
painted and photographed by Regula Heinzelmann