Dr. Yitzhak Ben Israel studied several countries related to COVID-19, including Sweden. Their response to the virus has been relaxed in comparison. Now Anders Tegnell, the nation’s top epidemiologist, has spoken with the media about his findings. Conditions are starting to stabilize. Worldwide, Sweden has been criticized for not locking the country down. People globally trusted their government. Sweden trusted its citizens.
“We’re on a sort of plateau,” Tegnell explained to the Swedish news agency TT.
Sweden simply trusted the people to act responsibly and follow proper protocol. Why does this seem so strange, asking people to practice personal responsibility? Lofven’s plan to trust the people to do what was needed was very much appreciated. His popularity has soared.
“I have very high confidence in the Swedish authorities that manage this,” Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson said during a phone interview. “It’s a hard balance to strike, but I have full confidence in the measures that Sweden has taken.” Volvo was forced to freeze production, laying off thousands. They’ll resume production Monday.
“Our measures are all based on individuals taking responsibility, and that is also an important part of the Swedish model,” Samuelsson said.
Individual responsibility used to be an American hallmark. Now we blindly give that up when we’re scared. Any nationwide fear, real or imagined, now sends us fleeing to the perceived comfort of our homes. But you can’t live in fear.
If you can’t trust the person next to you, you might just as well not do anything. Don’t go to work, don’t leave your home. This goes for any country.
People worldwide require that government trust them. In order to do that, a lesson in economics as well as the concept of spontaneous order is wise. A trusted populace unleashed will accomplish amazing things.
The Foundation for Economic Education’s Jon Miltimore wrote a piece about how Sweden has dealt with the virus. Leonard Read figured the more complex the situation, “the more we should rely on the miraculous, self-adapting processes of men acting freely.”
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As Professor Ben Isreal advocated, look at the worldwide examples. Many people have natural immunity. Some have been exposed and recovered. We still don’t have vaccines for some illnesses, such as HIV. But we can’t wait for that.
The major American news media unbelievably wants the economy to collapse. Two reasons for that include the Trump Derangement Syndrome and the media needs eyes, regardless the cost. Major social media is attempting to block a different view of COVID19. The current narrative must continue.
But people by and large are smart. Provide the information and they’ll act accordingly, regardless the media’s ulterior motives. There have been news articles regarding possible cures. Why aren’t these being utilized? Government sees a perceived liability? Or is it more accurate to say there are entities that want a world order?