CH — LARRY ROMANOFF — 新冠疫情下的瑞典——   一败涂地 — 2022年4月12日

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Sweden, the COVID-19 Darling, Bites the Dust

新冠疫情下的瑞典——   一败涂地

By Larry Romanoff, April 12, 2022

通过拉里·罗曼诺夫,2022年4月12日

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“The Swedish approach to the Covid outbreak has been a failure. This is what emerges from the first systematic scientific study on Sweden’s strategy in managing the pandemic carried out two years after the first infections, published in Humanities & Social Sciences Communications through Nature.com.” (1)

 “瑞典应对新冠疫情的方法是失败的。这是在第一次感染发生两年后对瑞典应对疫情战略进行的第一次系统科学研究的结果,该研究通过Nature.com发表在《人文与社会科学通讯》上。”(1)

Many uninformed observers, including some on this website, were not very long ago fulsome (complimentary and flattering to an embarrassingly excessive degree) in their praise of Sweden as a model of effective and rational dealing with COVID-19. However, as we say, “It isn’t over until it’s over.”

 许多不知情2019冠状病毒疾病观察员,包括一些在这个网站上的人,在不久前,他们对瑞典的称赞是一种有效而理性的处理COVID-19的模式。然而,正如我们所说,“直到结束才结束。”

Well, it’s more or less over now, and Sweden has been soundly condemned on virtually every aspect of its handling of the coronavirus. Sweden’s litany of sins in this regard is almost too long to list, but includes incompetence, reckless disregard for medical science, secrecy, lack of transparency, cover-ups, manipulation of data, destruction of evidence, euthanasia, shocking medical mistreatment, deliberate death sentences of the elderly and infirm, criminal malfeasance, and much more. These are in addition to the fact of a failed policy that appears to have been guided mostly by incompetence.

 现在差不多结束了,瑞典在应对新冠病毒的几乎每个方面都受到了严厉的谴责。瑞典在这方面的一系列罪行几乎太长,无法一一列举,但包括无能、不计后果地无视医学、保密、缺乏透明度、掩盖、操纵数据、销毁证据、安乐死、令人震惊的医疗虐待、故意判处老年人和体弱者死刑、渎职犯罪、,还有更多。此外,一项失败的政策似乎主要是由无能引导的。

These conclusions are the result of a comprehensive study done by scientists from universities in Belgium, Sweden and Norway, billed as a “multidisciplinary group with a background in epidemiology, medicine, religious studies, history, political science and human rights”. The study was not superficial or trivial. The group attempted to collect all communications, emails, notes of internal meetings, and all information involving the Swedish decision-making processes. The study group was assisted by a separate advisory body consisting of “independent national and international experts”, and was subjected to a peer review at the end. It was not all smooth sailing; the study group was often forced to resort to Freedom of Information laws to obtain necessary data and, even then, discovered that much information was simply being withheld and, in many cases, being deleted or otherwise destroyed to prevent release.

 这些结论是比利时、瑞典和挪威大学科学家进行的一项综合研究的结果,该研究被称为“具有流行病学、医学、宗教研究、历史、政治学和人权背景的多学科小组”。这项研究不是肤浅或琐碎的。该小组试图收集所有通信、电子邮件、内部会议记录以及涉及瑞典决策过程的所有信息。研究小组得到了一个由“独立的国家和国际专家”组成的独立咨询机构的协助,并在最后接受了同行审查。事情并非一帆风顺;研究小组经常被迫诉诸信息自由法来获取必要的数据,即使在那时,也发现许多信息只是被扣留,在许多情况下被删除或以其他方式销毁,以防止发布。

It seems that several years earlier the Swedish government delegated pandemic management to its Public Health Agency, and then dismissed almost all the staff. If you recall, this is precisely the path taken by the US when John Bolton eviscerated the only US pandemic agency. This left Sweden with its main health authority that “lacked competence and could ignore scientific facts”. The report stated, “The Public Health Agency did not base its advice on scientific evidence but on preconceptions about influenza pandemics and herd immunity, relying primarily on a small advisory group with a narrow disciplinary focus and too limited expertise.”

 似乎几年前,瑞典政府将大流行管理委托给了公共卫生机构,然后解雇了几乎所有的工作人员。如果你还记得的话,这正是美国在约翰·博尔顿(John Bolton)切除美国唯一一个大流行机构内脏时所走的道路。这使得瑞典的主要卫生机构“缺乏能力,可能忽视科学事实”。该报告称,“公共卫生机构的建议并非基于科学证据,而是基于对流感大流行和群体免疫的先入之见,主要依靠一个小型咨询小组,该小组的学科重点狭窄,专业知识太有限。”

The report stated further that this central body was “systematically incorrect in its risk assessments, and ignored scientific evidence”. As one indication, Anders Tegnell, the so-called epidemiologist who devised Sweden’s strategy to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic, stated firmly, “What we are doing works. With us, there is no lockdown and no second wave”, this while immediately heading into the second wave. Tegnell also “labeled the advice of national scientists and international authorities as “extreme positions”, causing the [Swedish] media and political bodies to accept [Tegnell’s] own policy instead.”

 报告进一步指出,这个中央机构“在风险评估中系统性地不正确,忽视了科学证据”。作为一个2019冠状病毒疾病的流行病学家Anders Tegnell,他坚定地说:“我们正在做的事情。我们没有锁定,没有第二次浪潮”,这一点正直奔第二次浪潮。泰格内尔还“将国家科学家和国际当局的建议称为“极端立场”,导致(瑞典)媒体和政治机构转而接受(泰格内尔)自己的政策。”

Worse, the study found that the Swedish people had been kept in the dark about the fundamental facts of the virus, perhaps in large part to disguise the apparently deliberate euthanasia policy that Tegnell appears to have designed. For one thing, as the report stated, “Many elderly people were given morphine instead of oxygen . . . effectively ending their lives.” The report doesn’t mention Midazolam, but it is almost a certainty that this respiratory suppressant was also used, since it appears to have been almost universally applied in all other Western nations.

 更糟糕的是,研究发现瑞典人对病毒的基本事实一无所知,可能在很大程度上是为了掩盖泰格内尔似乎有意设计的安乐死政策。一方面,正如报告所说,“许多老年人服用吗啡而不是氧气……实际上结束了他们的生命。”报告没有提到咪达唑仑,但几乎可以肯定的是,这种呼吸抑制剂也被使用过,因为它似乎已经在所有其他西方国家得到了几乎普遍的应用。

“The decision to provide palliative care to many older adults is highly questionable; very few elderly people have been hospitalized for Covid 19. Appropriate (potentially life-saving) treatment was denied without medical examination, and without informing the patient or his family or asking permission.” Many individuals were refused admittance to hospitals and thus simply died at home. The study group discovered triage instructions given to hospitals that individuals with comorbidities and advanced age should not be admitted to hospitals since they were “unlikely to recover” anyway. They were either left at home to die or sent to nursing homes where they were plied with morphine (and very likely Midazolam), and simply sentenced to death.

 “向许多老年人提供姑息治疗的决定非常值得怀疑;很少有老年人因新冠肺炎住院治疗。未经体检、未通知患者或其家人或未经许可,就拒绝了适当的(可能挽救生命的)治疗。”许多人被拒绝进入医院,因此干脆在家中死亡。研究小组发现,给医院的分诊指示是,患有共病和高龄的个人不应入院,因为他们无论如何“不太可能康复”。他们要么留在家中死亡,要么被送往养老院,在那里他们被注射吗啡(很可能是咪唑安定),然后被判处死刑。

There were also multiple reports of inequalities and social injustices in Sweden’s response, with the elderly, people in nursing homes, immigrants, and the poor (even the very young), all particularly affected by excess mortality. Tegnell and his officials later repeatedly denied any responsibility for Sweden’s high death toll.

 在瑞典的应对措施中,也有多起关于不平等和社会不公的报道,老年人、养老院的人、移民和穷人(甚至是非常年轻的人)都特别受到过度死亡率的影响。泰格内尔和他的官员后来多次否认对瑞典的高死亡人数负有任何责任。

There was something even more sinister in Tegnell’s pandemic policy: the study group uncovered a series of internal emails documenting that one of Sweden’s [Tegnell’s] goals was that of “using children to spread the infection in society.” Tegnell and his group publicly denied the fact that children could be infectious, and assumed they would not develop serious illnesses, but concluded that they could be used to “drive the spread of infection in the population”, thus taking Sweden to its goal of “herd immunity”.

 在泰格内尔的大流行政策中还有更险恶的东西:研究小组发现了一系列内部电子邮件,证明瑞典(泰格内尔)的目标之一是“利用儿童在社会上传播感染”Tegnell和他的团队公开否认儿童可能具有传染性,并假设他们不会患上严重疾病,但得出结论,他们可以被用来“推动感染在人群中的传播”,从而使瑞典实现其“群体免疫”的目标。

In addition to questionable health decisions, the study highlights the Swedish authorities’ lack of transparency, and even speaks of “secrecy, cover-up and manipulation of data”. The report stated that the State Epidemiologist began automatically deleting any emails requested by journalists or others. One report stated, “Although this is illegal, the practice of withholding information and deleting emails has become widespread among [Swedish] official agencies during the pandemic leading to so-called “shadow management”, as apparently the risk of legal sanctions is very low for power holders.”

 除了可疑的健康决策外,该研究还强调了瑞典当局缺乏透明度,甚至提到了“数据的保密、掩盖和操纵”。报告称,州流行病学家开始自动删除记者或其他人要求的任何电子邮件。一份报告称,“尽管这是非法的,但在疫情期间,隐瞒信息和删除电子邮件的做法在[瑞典]官方机构中已经变得很普遍,导致了所谓的“影子管理”,因为对权力持有者来说,法律制裁的风险显然非常低。”

The report’s conclusions are an undefended (and indefensible) condemnation of Sweden’s policy that casts disturbing shadows over its government as well. According to the report, “This pandemic has revealed several structural problems in Swedish society, at the political and judicial level, in health, in the official media and in the bureaucracy, with decentralization, lack of accountability and independence, and the rejection of accurate and complete information to the public as recurring problems at different levels.”

 该报告的结论是对瑞典政策的无端(且站不住脚)谴责,该政策也给瑞典政府蒙上了令人不安的阴影。据报道,,“这场大流行暴露了瑞典社会在政治和司法层面、卫生、官方媒体和官僚机构中的几个结构性问题,权力下放、缺乏问责制和独立性,以及拒绝向公众提供准确完整的信息,这些都是不同层面反复出现的问题。”

They stated further that “Critical questioning, even by internationally renowned scientists and experts, became risky, even dangerous, in a country where conformism was encouraged by the national media.” According to the authors of the study, there was a “problem of evasive accountability, autocratic governance, cover-up and secrecy”. The policies designed by Tegnell and his group were no only anti-social and discriminatory, but would almost certainly support criminal charges of manslaughter, at least in a civilised country.

 他们进一步表示,“在一个国家,即使是国际知名科学家和专家的批判性提问,也会变得有风险,甚至危险,因为国家媒体鼓励墨守成规。”据该研究的作者称,存在“逃避问责、专制治理、掩盖和保密的问题”。特格内尔及其团队设计的政策不仅是反社会和歧视性的,而且几乎肯定会支持过失杀人的刑事指控,至少在一个文明国家是如此。

Anders Tegnell, the author of these policies, resigned just a few days prior to the release of this report. According to the Swedish media (defiant and supportive to the end), Tegnell had resigned to go to work as a “senior expert of the World Health Organization” to coordinate Covid vaccination in poor countries. Unfortunately, the WHO had no knowledge of such an appointment, the Swedish media then backtracking to the extent of claiming that “the process had not yet been settled.”

 这些政策的作者安德斯·特格内尔在本报告发布前几天辞职。据瑞典媒体报道(坚决支持到底),特格内尔已辞职,成为“世界卫生组织高级专家”,负责协调贫困国家的新冠疫苗接种工作。不幸的是,世卫组织不知道这样的任命,瑞典媒体随后回溯到声称“过程尚未解决”的程度

This was the final result, as of early April, 2022:

 这是截至2022年4月初的最终结果:

Sweden Norway Denmark
Population 10,000,000 5,000,000 6,000,000
Deaths 18,500 2,500 5,700

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

瑞典 挪威 丹麦
人口 10,000,000 5,000,000 6,000,000
死亡 18,500 2,500 5,700

                                                                       

If Sweden is a success story in dealing with a pandemic, we don’t want to know about the failures.

 如果瑞典在应对大流行方面取得了成功,我们不想知道失败的原因。

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Mr. Romanoff’s writing has been translated into 32 languages and his articles posted on more than 150 foreign-language news and politics websites in more than 30 countries, as well as more than 100 English language platforms. Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He is one of the contributing authors to Cynthia McKinney’s new anthology ‘When China Sneezes’. (Chapt. 2 — Dealing with Demons).

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罗曼诺夫的著作被翻译成32种语言,他的文章发表在30多个国家的150多个外语新闻和政治网站以及100多个英语平台上。拉里罗曼诺夫是一位退休的管理顾问和商人。他曾在国际咨询公司担任高级管理职务,并拥有国际进出口业务。他是上海复旦大学的客座教授,向国际EMBA课程提供国际事务案例研究。罗曼诺夫先生住在上海,目前正在写一系列与中国和西方有关的十本书。他是辛西娅·麦金尼新集《当中国打喷嚏》的撰稿人之一(第二章。2-对付恶魔)。

他的全部文章可以在以下看到 

http://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/ + https://www.moonofshanghai.com/

他的联系方式是:

2186604556@qq.com

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笔记

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Notes

注释

(1) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-022-01097-5

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