Though there’s no doubt that Sweden’s use of HCQ+ is essential, I would also stress that word “reported” vis-a-vis the death rate here. Note also the several pieces on the Swedish government’s refusal to mandate masks, since, like the governments of Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and New Zealand, Sweden’s has reviewed the scientific studies, and on that basis reached the rational conclusion not to mandate mask-wearing by the healthy.
From Kathy Dopp:
As of this morning, Sep 4, 2020, United States, overall, has a COVID-19 death rate out of population virtually identical to Sweden’s; respectively 577.4 versus 577.8 per million, but the United States’ reported COVID death rate out of population is increasing more than 15 times faster than Sweden’s.
NOTE: Sweden has NEVER HAD face mask requirements, economic lockdowns (did not cause any of its restaurants and businesses to fail),or distancing requirements, and has fully re-opened its schools. One smart thing Sweden did do: Sweden ended its prohibition against the use of hydroxychloroquine +zinc treatment for COVID within a month of first implementing it.
Source of reported COVID death data https://ncov2019.live/data
Swedish PM says face masks for Covid-19 offer ‘false sense …
The Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven has advised against wearing face masks to ward off Covid-19, as they may lead people to assume they are safe from the virus when there is still a risk of transmission.
Sweden’s Top Epidemiologist Says ‘We See No Point In …
As Sweden’s COVID-19 cases continue to drop, the country’s top epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said he sees “no point” to mandating masks in public. “With numbers diminishing very quickly in Sweden, we see no point in wearing a face mask in Sweden, not even on public transport,” he said, as reported by Fortune.
Sweden’s Tegnell: Wearing face masks may be ‘very dangerous’
Aug 19, 2020 Sweden’s top infectious disease expert has not recommended face masks, saying it’s “very dangerous” if people believe the coverings alone will stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Masks in Sweden – AIER
Swedes practice social distancing, but they don’t much wear masks. In the stores, on the urban streets, and on public transportation, perhaps 10 percent wear masks. Not many. In many other countries mask-wearing is strongly encouraged or even required. I strongly suspect that mask-wearing helps significantly to prevent the spread of the disease.
Denmark also doesn’t require face mask use, although The Washington Post reported this week that local media is debating the policy. A Danish hospital is studying the effectiveness of face masks …
If you are in a high risk group — low vitamin D, high blood sugar, smoker or vaper or in the CDC listed underlying medical conditions https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html and need treatment or know anyone who is high risk and need early effective treatment for COVID-19, the Frontline doctors will refer you to a doctor who will prescribe HCQ, but be sure to seek treatment within a few days of first symptoms.