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Sun Sep 26, 2021, 11:22 PM

Denmark is beating Covid

"Denmark is beating Covid! Their death tolls per 1 million people are just 22 percent of the U.S's. The primary difference is trust. More than 90 percent of Danes trust their national health authorities and public decision makers. As a result, 86 percent of eligible Danes have been vaccinated. In the U.S. trust in expertise, government, the media, and institutions has collapsed. Vaccinations are lagging below 50 percent in many states and we may add another 100,000 deaths this fall and winter to our grim total of 675,000. The pandemic still casts a deep shadow over our lives. "
William Falk Editor-in-chief The Week magazine.

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tiredtoo Sep 2021 OP
Trueblue1968 Sep 2021 #1
Celerity Sep 2021 #2
tiredtoo Sep 2021 #4
Celerity Sep 2021 #8
tanyev Sep 2021 #3
Irish_Dem Sep 2021 #5
Justice matters. Sep 2021 #10
Irish_Dem Sep 2021 #11
malaise Sep 2021 #13
Irish_Dem Sep 2021 #14
malaise Sep 2021 #15
Laurelin Sep 2021 #6
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2021 #7
uponit7771 Sep 2021 #9
Initech Sep 2021 #12
Zeitghost Sep 2021 #16

Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 02:19 AM

1. US DISMAL

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 04:33 AM

2. Link to the article please. TIA

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Response to Celerity (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:15 AM

4. I copied it from the magazine

Here is link to magazine. https://theweek.com
This is editorial from Oct.1 issue.

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 08:39 AM

3. Trust hasn't "collapsed" so much as it has been attacked and undermined.

In very specific circles.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:15 AM

5. The sustained attack on America's agencies/institutions to damage trust has been very deliberate.

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To create chaos, division, and distrust of authorities and institutions.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:31 AM

10. Putin works on it since the 90s.

And he's winning every new day.

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Response to Justice matters. (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 11:27 AM

11. He is an evil genius.

His war against the US has been very successful.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 11:38 AM

13. THIS

but I'd add sustained in front of attack

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 11:43 AM

14. I changed it. You are quite correct.

HI!

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 11:48 AM

15. Hi there

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:23 AM

6. Netherlands is doing well with vaccination too

We're at 79.6% of people over 12 who are fully vaccinated. I think 86% of people over 18 who are at least partially vaccinated. Our covid rates are flat so that's not great but we don't have much in the way of restrictions. Nobody (except me) wears masks but I honestly don't feel at all unsafe when I'm in stores or museums because I know the people around me are likely vaccinated. I've always gotten nervous is crowds though so I don't hang around in packed buildings, but that's just one of my weird but lovable quirks.

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:24 AM

7. They've done better than that implies

Their excess death rate since the beginning of the pandemic was zero percent, at the end of April 2021 (and probably still is - they've had very few deaths since then, since they were well vaccinated before the Delta variant got to them: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/denmark/#graph-deaths-daily - their current per million death rate is about 6% of the USA's).

https://www.ft.com/content/a2901ce8-5eb7-4633-b89c-cbdf5b386938 (not paywalled)

Of the major countries the FT has tracked, only South Korea and Norway had also managed that (Norway is just +1%, so that's within normal variation). In their case, the covid deaths have been offset by fewer deaths from other things, thanks to social distancing and so on.

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:17 AM

9. K&R, US For ***LARGE*** Profit health industry isn't helping

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 11:33 AM

12. Part of our problem is that anti-vaxxers are voluntarily killing themselves.

Because they choose to believe social media bullshit over facts and logic. Seems they don't have that problem in Denmark!

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Response to tiredtoo (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 12:20 PM

16. Their vaccination rate

Is better, but not enough to explain the difference in death. I would suspect a healthier population with fewer comorbidities is a large part of that difference.

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