A Journal of the Plague Year (53)

Santorini, Greece: is this Absurd?

May 8, 2020

Private beach pods? Is this the future? —No, the present.

In local news: [here]

The toll on the elderly has been tremendous, but note that the median age is 86 in care homes. This disease is rarely fatal for reasonably healthy people in the normal world.
Also: [here]

Deaths in Sweden has been far higher relative to the size of the population than in Denmark, Norway and Finland, where authorities have taken a stricter approach. But they have been lower than in Britain, France and Spain, where there have also been lockdowns.

So, there is no real correlation between lockdown and number of deaths. Thus the lower rates in Denmark and others are likely due to another cause, maybe earlier detection and tracking, than to a lockdown.

Rebel Yell

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