Swedish coronavirus neglicence disastrous, king says

This 17 December 2020 video says about itself:

King of Sweden says country ‘failed’ on Covid response

The king of Sweden said his country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic had been a failure and had sharp criticism for a pandemic policy partly blamed for a high death toll among elderly people.

Carl XVI Gustaf used an annual royal Christmas television address to highlight the growing impact of the virus as hospitals in the Stockholm region warned they were struggling to cope with a surge in cases and polls showed public confidence in the authorities had plunged.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

Swedish King: We have failed with our corona approach

King Carl XVI Gustaf does not think the Swedish corona approach [applauded by coronavirus denialists in other countries] is a success. “I think we failed,” said the king in an interview of which Swedish TV channel SVT aired clips on Thursday. “A lot of people have died and that is terrible.”

“The virus has hit us really hard,” said Carl Gustaf. He said he especially feels sorry for anyone who has not been able to say goodbye to deceased relatives. “That is an incredibly difficult and traumatic experience to not be able to say goodbye properly.”

When asked if the 74-year-old king himself is afraid of becoming infected with the virus, he said: “Lately it feels more tangible, it has come closer and closer. That’s not exactly what we would wish for.”

In November, his son, Carl Philip, and the prince’s wife, Sofia, tested positive for the coronavirus.

This 14 December 2020 video says about itself:

Sweden’s failed coronavirus model & how Covid fatalities are so high in the most well-off countries

Countries like Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany & Sweden are facing a devastating second Covid-19 wave. A couple of these were once hailed for their coronavirus models. In episode 639 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta highlights why coronavirus fatalities are so high in rich western countries with sound medical infrastructure, with a special focus on the disease trajectory in Sweden.

2 thoughts on “Swedish coronavirus neglicence disastrous, king says

  1. Pingback: Swedish nurse distressed by coronavirus disaster | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.