Covid-19: Sweden complains of WHO “error”, which indicates it as a country with “accelerated transmission” | Coronavirus

Sweden did not like to be included in a list of 11 countries in which “accelerated transmission” of SARS-CoV-2 infections “not only led to a significant resurgence, but, if left unattended, will again lead to health on the verge of rupture in Europe, ”according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Sweden is mentioned alongside Armenia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Kosovo.

The person responsible for monitoring the pandemic in Sweden, Anders Tegnell, classified the inclusion on the list as a “complete error” on the part of WHO, who did not take into account, he argued, that the number of tests has increased a lot, and this has also led to the detection greater number of infections. The Swedish healthcare system, he stressed, has never been on the brink of rupture and still is not.

WHO had previously come to speak of Sweden as a model for countries that were beginning to get out of confinement. Emergency expert Mike Ryan said at the end of April that “if we think we have to have a new normal, Sweden can be a model if we want to return to a society without confinement”.

Hans Henri Kluge, the WHO’s regional director for Europe, has now joined Sweden with countries that “are at risk of resurgence while adjusting measures.”

Anders Tegnell underlined to Swedish public radio that “the number of cases has increased since we started testing a lot more, last week”, and added: “we can look at all the other parameters that we measure, which is how many serious cases we have, and are decreasing ”.

The Swedish approach has led to much criticism, some accepted by Tegnell, who says that more measures should have been taken to protect the elderly. Along with the criticisms (the American daily New York Times said recently that the country is experiencing what it is like to be a “pariah state”), Stockholm’s policy has also been taken as an example by those who refuse isolation and confinement measures.

The country has the highest death rates per capita de covid-19, but Tegnell and other officials have argued that comparisons of both the number of infected and dead can only be made at the end of the pandemic.

According to Johns Hopkins University (USA), which compiles data from health authorities around the world, Sweden recorded 65,000 infections and 5280 deaths (alongside, Norway recorded 8,828 infections and 249 deaths).

There are several countries that started with good control, such as Israel, but where there are outbreaks and a significant increase in cases. In other countries, the WHO says that although there are outbreaks, they are being controlled, as in Germany or Italy.

The Swedish Government had promised an inquiry into the management of the pandemic when it ended, but announced that it would start doing so before that.

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MOSCOW, Jun 28 – RIA News. Climate warming in Siberia will cause permafrost to melt, which could cause the destruction of cities and villages in the region, says Swedish climatologist Johan Kilensherna. He shared his thoughts with the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

Climatologists report a noticeable climate warming in Russia, especially in Siberia. According to the Copernicus Climate Change Control Service, in May, temperatures in May exceeded the norm by ten degrees. Winter throughout the country also stood out abnormally warm.

Kilensherna considers record-breaking hot weather a link in the overall chain and calls for tracking the general trend. The scientist emphasized that temperature records are recorded regularly in different parts of the globe and one year is not yet an indicator of climate change.

“It can be stated that in some regions of the Arctic it has become warmer by three or four degrees than it was at the end of the XIX century. In Sweden, it has since become warmer by two degrees,” the climatologist noted.

“At the maximum.” Climatologist revealed the secret of natural anomalies in SiberiaA new temperature record in Siberia indicates that the rate of warming in the Arctic has accelerated significantly, media reported. On the air of Sputnik radio, climatologist Vladimir Semenov expressed his point of view on this issue.

The scientist is sure that climate warming in Siberia will cause a number of consequences. First of all, we are talking about forest fires, another threat is the extensive thawing of permafrost, as a result of which methane and carbon dioxide are released. This, in turn, exacerbates the greenhouse effect.

“If permafrost begins to melt faster, it will hit infrastructure very much. The soil will become unstable, it will affect cities and dams. There is a danger that cities and villages will simply begin to crumble, and this will directly affect people,” the climatologist warned.

He noted that consequences such as permafrost thawing did not appear immediately.

“Even if you say that the temperature will not increase anymore, I will answer that it has already increased by three or four degrees and the consequences will be felt for many more years,” the climatologist said.

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Effective way of struggle against diabetes

Scientists have identified a reliable remedy for chronic diseases of metabolism

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Prolonged physical exercises and playing sports is an effective way to avoid and even to some extent to overcome some chronic diseases associated with metabolism, e.g., diabetes or metabolic syndrome. To such conclusion scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the University of San Diego in the United States as a result of their research, reported in the journal Cell Reports.

The experiment involved eighteen people engaged in Jogging, Cycling and other endurance exercises at least 15 years and seven men, who regularly perform strength exercises.

The researchers found that frequent physical activity changes the activity (expression) 1 711 metabolic genes in women and 1,097 genes in men. That is, the endurance training significantly improves processes associated with the tricarboxylic acid cycle (Krebs cycle), which plays a key role in metabolism.

Those who performed strength training had only 26 genes, which changed their activity. However, this does not mean, however, training does not have any effect. They can directly affect the activity of proteins and not on gene expression.

Experts also compared the obtained results with the data about the change of gene activity in people with metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes.

By the way, the subjects periodically performed exercises for about 6-12 months, after which the situation with the expression of the genes was similar to that observed in the new study, people performing endurance exercise for many years.

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The Swedish prime minister defends approach to feline corona virus: “Too early to draw any conclusions’ THE

Prime minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden, on Sunday, the Swedish approach and that of the corona virus, defended in an interview to the tv channel SVT. The land proposed to be relatively smooth lines around the corona virus.

“It’s too early to make any firm conclusions can be drawn about the success of our business strategy,” said Löfven. “We have the same strategy as the others, which is to say the rate of infection to a level that our health care system can handle it.”

According to the prime minister, it is the over-mortality in Sweden, “it’s normal for this time of the year,” and will play in the number of deaths that the country has, how the numbers are tracking. Increased test capacity and would have resulted in an increase in the number of confirmed infections, but Löfven stressed that the number of hospitalizations and deaths is on the wane.

Sweden is globally known for its relatively flexible rules for the country’s set up all around the corona virus. Was elected to the society is relatively open and vulnerable groups are protected.

‘A critique on the coronabeleid it to

A criticism of the Swedish coronabeleid is increasing in the country and abroad is increasing. The country has a relatively high number of deaths. The death toll is at least 4.874 higher than the neighbouring countries of Finland (326), Norway (242) Denmark (597) are added together. The elderly are over-represented in the statistics, but it is that group that contains the policy-protected have had to be made.

Earlier this month, the brains behind the coronastrategie of the country, and Anders Tegnell, that Sweden may be more stringent measures would have had to take it. “If we had known about the disease, what is known, I don’t think that we have a policy that would have something in the middle between what the Swedes did, and the rest of the world,” said staatsepidemioloog Tegnell at The Radio.

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On 15 June, Scandinavia keeps its borders closed partially

The swan, a symbol of the cooperation between the eight nordic countries (1), has the lead in the wing. Since its creation in 1952, well before the creation of the common market and the Schengen space, the nordic council ensures the freedom of movement of citizens between each member country, without need of a passport. The geographic entity and the policy even goes so far as to grant citizenship in the north.

→ ANALYSIS. In Europe, the puzzle of the opening of the internal borders

The coronavirus threatens this unit, while the EU has advocated an opening coordinated borders for this Monday, June 15.

Mini-Schengen in the North

On the model of the first “bubble travel “, created on may 15, between the Baltic Countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia), Denmark has planned to reopen on 15 June that the German, Norwegian, and Icelandic. It has postponed to the end of the summer the access to its territory of all citizens of the EU and those of the United Kingdom.

As to Sweden, which has four times more deaths from the epidemic that all of its scandinavian neighbours, it is a country pestiféré. This does not facilitate the task of the european commissioner for internal Affairs, the Swedish Ylva Johansson. “We call on all member States to remove all restrictions on the internal borders on Monday “, she said, on Thursday, June 11, prompting the refractory – under-heard the Denmark – to – “open it as soon as possible “.

Thursday, June 11, Finland has created its own “bubble trip “ in announcing the opening of its borders with all the countries of the baltic and the nordic countries, except Sweden, 15 June. Helsinki hopes a quick reciprocity, while Norway and Denmark have, on their side, promised to integrate Finland in their ” bubble “. For all, Stockholm will wait.

Foil

Other regional capitals are wind standing against the strategy of the Swedish non-containment associated with simple recommendations. The Finnish institute of health and welfare estimated that more than 2 500 people died in Finland (compared to 324 in fact, as at 10 June), if the country had followed the example of his neighbor. No question of lifting the border controls, therefore, while the cities bordering with Sweden are those which have the rate of contamination is higher.

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“Unfortunately, the situation of the epidemic in Sweden does not yet allow us to abandon the restrictions.”, has simply said the minister of the Interior, Finnish, Maria Ohisalo, adding that the restrictions would be lifted “as soon as the situation would allow “.

In Sweden, the government begins to fret about. For Stockholm, is the nordic skiing area, one of the most interconnected on the planet, representing the 11e global economy, which is threatened in its integrity. “The situation is unacceptable, particularly in the border areas. Sweden, it has not closed its borders in the nordic countries “, said a spokesman for the Swedish minister of the interior, Mikael Damberg. The episode in the future could be to cool the relations.

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Sweden – special route with fans – sport

Swedish professional football wants to start playing in mid-June – with fans. The season should actually be played from April to November. The goal is to play in front of an audience – but this is dependent on the guidelines for protection against the corona virus. In Sweden, pandemic measures are relaxed, but so far only gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed.

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Sweden defends the merits of its “voluntary confinement”

The government, which relies on the discipline of its citizens, believes that we must learn to live with the virus.

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The Swedes were able to benefit, at the beginning of April, from the flowering of the Kungstradgarden cherry trees in Stockholm.
The Swedes were able to benefit, at the beginning of April, from the flowering of the Kungstradgarden cherry trees in Stockholm. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP

Stockholm

These are images that have been going around the world for weeks, those of the people of Stockholm who sunbathe on the terrace of cafes, go shopping in Ikea, or their gymnastics in the parks. According to the daily Aftonbladet, who conducted the survey in hairdressing salons, the Swedish capital is said to have even become the preferred destination for wealthy Europeans who have come to get a makeover and have a fine dinner for a weekend, futile pleasures now banned Urbi and orbi.

Sweden has chosen a “Confinement” voluntary, “But it is wrong to say that life continues there as before”, hammered last Friday Ann Linde, Minister of Foreign Affairs. “Many Swedes have stopped traveling, companies are going bankrupt, unemployment is exploding … We are very affected.” The government has imposed certain rules – no visits to retirement homes, no gatherings of more than 50 people – and asks the Swedes to stay at home

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Swedish optimism: quirky approach to virus seems to work …

Swedish optimism: quirky approach to virus seems to work

Sweden queuing for an ice cream on the Norr Mälarstrand boulevard in the heart of Stockholm on Sunday

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Sweden’s deviating approach to fighting the coronavirus is starting to yield results. At least, that’s what epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, the architect of the much-perceived risky Swedish approach to Covid-19, says.

Through Sunday, Sweden recorded 1,540 deaths related to Covid-19. On Sunday, 29 people were killed. The total number of infections (14,385) is considerably more than in the rest of Scandinavia. There are twice as many infections and ten times more deaths than in Norway, which has about half fewer inhabitants. Sweden also has more than twice as many infections and more than three times more deaths than Denmark, which has over a third fewer inhabitants.

In an explanation, Tegnell nevertheless said that after the number of infections flared up last week, the figures are now stabilizing. In any case, the curve was flattened, according to the epidemiologist.

Swedish optimism: quirky approach to virus seems to work

Anders Tegnell of the Swedish RIVM speaks to the press.

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Sweden is attracting international attention because of its different and, according to some, idiosyncratic approach. The Swedish government has left schools, gyms and even cafes, bars and restaurants open. However, citizens have been urged to take responsibility themselves and to follow the guidelines for social distance seriously. And that works pretty well. Football matches have been canceled, university buildings are also closed.

Bold

However, according to commentators, few countries can afford the bold Swedish strategy. The country may have one of the best-functioning health systems in the world. And according to the Swedish government, there was never a real shortage of medical equipment or hospital capacity. The extra hospital tents set up just in case remained largely empty.

“The trend we’ve seen in recent days is one that is stabilizing,” Karin Tegmark Wisell, head of the microbiology department at the Swedish Public Health Authority told Bloomberg news agency. “We see the same pattern for patients in intensive care.”

This is a huge relief to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who feared last week that his government had gambled incorrectly and may even need to reconsider its approach. Swedish media then suddenly reported hundreds of cases of infection in care centers in Stockholm, the worst affected region. One third of the fatalities are people who live in care homes. But the numbers have gotten better again. Lofven’s popularity has thus increased, which indicates that the Swedes support his approach.

Parts of the country could even reach the “group immunity” target next month, according to national epidemiologist Tegnell. The more people immune to a particular disease, the less likely it is to spread. However, there are also Swedish virologists who warn against cheating too early. The approach remains risky.

Swedish optimism: quirky approach to virus seems to work

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

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Relieved

Swedish businesses are also relieved. “I have great confidence in the Swedish authorities,” said Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Cars in a telephone interview with Bloomberg. Volvo, which was forced to shut down production across Europe and shut down approximately 20,000 Swedish workers, will resume production at its Swedish factories on Monday.

The Swedish strategy, if successful, could ultimately lead to a smaller – albeit historically deep – economic contraction than in the rest of Europe, HSBC Global Research economist James Pomeroy expects. He points to specific Swedish circumstances that make this possible. More than half of Swedish households are made up of one person, making it easier to observe social distance. More people are working from home than anywhere else in Europe, and almost everyone has access to high-speed internet, allowing large parts of the workforce to remain productive, even outside the office.

And while many other countries have introduced strict rules with high fines for violating people, Swedes seem to follow government guidelines without the need for legislation. Travel from Stockholm to Gotland – a popular holiday destination – fell by 96 percent over the Easter weekend, according to data from the country’s largest mobile operator, Telia Company.

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Sweden worries about drinking water

Blue gold flows in abundance in Sweden, compared to the 40% of the world population who would not be able to wash their hands due to lack of water and soap, during this Covid-19 period.

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And yet Maria Bergstrand, head of unit at the Social Protection and Precaution Agency (MSB), warned on Monday April 13: “There is a risk of a shortage of sanitation chemicals, which could have long-term consequences for our supply of drinking water”.

Wind of panic

Nothing serious at the moment, but the Swedish agency promises to follow this very closely. “All of our work is to identify the deficiencies and see what the consequences may be if the measures are not taken on time”, said the official. “We depend on imports”, has she added unspecified. The market for biocides needed for sanitation is made up of a multitude of actors scattered in Europe or Asia, and Sweden is far from self-sufficiency. The multiplication of late deliveries in this period raises fears here and there of stock shortages, while water management is a municipal competence in Sweden.

Sweden, which relies on individual responsibility rather than collective restraint to fight the coronavirus, has adopted more flexible measures than most European countries to contain the epidemic. The country has just passed the barrier of 1,000 dead Tuesday, April 14.

But it was with the announcement of a possible shortage of drinking water that the panic of part of the population began to be felt. “We were not far from the chaos in town when 5 million Swedes all had the same idea of ​​going to the Clas Ohlson’s (Editor’s note: a very famous hardware chain in Sweden) nearest to buy 10 liter cans and get water “, denounces The Expressen in an editorial, judging MSB’s analysis too “Alarmist”.

Ensure its water independence

MSB had to re-explain his point. “Our intention is certainly not to contribute to the worry, but to be clear that there is work to be done”, corrected the institution’s special advisor, Svante Werger. The Stockholm region, for example, is immune to the lack of potable water. But national coordination may be necessary to transfer water to less-nourished regions.

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Coronavirus or not, the country is in danger of running out of clean water by 2050, and even experiencing a major shortage by 2100, experts warn. Plans are under consideration to secure the future. A project worth more than one billion crowns (91 million euros) has just been launched in the city of Trollhattan, near the country’s great lakes, north of Gothenburg. A pipeline associated with a pumping station will be built into the depths of Lake Vänern, the purity of which must however be preserved.

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