Corona Diary: Day 620

Good afternoon, my fraggelz

You remember sweet little Orcsi at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic? I was a brave little corona fighter wasn’t I? Full with the program, no understanding and no tolerance for covidiots and badly prepared politicians and shocked, absolutely shocked, about whole countries not participating in the defense against the brutal virus.

Sweden was one of those bad countries. I kinda tried to understand their denial by arguing they are only a few people spread out over a much too huge tundra, so hardly any chance for any Swede to get infected. But, honestly, I didn’t really believe it. Sweden has cities and towns and villages and urban areas like in every other country on earth. Which means there are people … and people means spreading of viruses. 😦

Still the Swedish govt gambled – or they knew better – and didn’t go into lockdown and kept their borders open and normal life going on as far as possible.

And now?

Now it seems the gamble played out to Sweden’s advantage!

Looksy the video:

Freddie Sayers speaks to Anders Tegnell.

Accompanying article here:…

Listen to the podcast version:…

Of all the celebrities that have been created during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Swedish State Epidemiologist is perhaps the most surprising. A softly-spoken official within the Swedish Health Agency, he has quietly been going about his work monitoring infectious diseases for years.

But his decision, when Covid hit, to stick to his long-established plan and not recommend mandatory lockdowns, not close the schools, turned him into a lightning rod for competing views on the pandemic. Endless articles have been written about him in media across the world and some Swedes are known to have had tattoos made of him.

UnHerd spoke to him back in July 2020, when he defended the lack of mask mandates and was hopeful that widespread immunity would protect the Swedes from a bad winter wave — a hope that turned out to be overly optimistic. “Judge me in a year,” he said.

Just over a year later, on the eve of Sweden releasing almost all of its remaining Covid restrictions on September 29th, Freddie Sayers spoke to him again. His message? On the big questions — whether Covid was something we had to live with, whether schools should be shut — he believes he has been vindicated.

As ever, many thanks to Anders for taking the time.

// Timecodes //

00:0001:21 – Introduction

01:2103:55 – Was Swedish policy a success?

03:5505:30 – On the vaccine

05:3008:47 – Sweden’s relaxing of restrictions

08:4709:51 – Were you wrong?

09:5113:48 – The Swedish experience

13:4815:10 – How divided are people over Covid policy?

15:1017:56 – ‘Were there moments when you thought, have I got this right?’

17:5619:46 – Worries about future epidemics

19:4620:31 – ‘I’ve had two pandemics. That’s probably at least one too many.’

20:3121:16 – Final thoughts

#Sweden #Covid #lockdown

Anders Tegnell


  1. ‘The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.’

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    • So you mean no matter if Russkies, Chinks, dems or reps or Covid, in the end it doesn’t really matter what devil they are painting on the wall, as it’s just about power and massformation.

      And that’s why I tell al my readers to refrain from voting! Particularly in our western democracies where the parties are all just two sides of the same medal.Particularly in America.Peopel it makes no difference if a dem or a rep is your president. They will follow their corporate overlords to the T, makes no difference for you.


      • Not at all, i.e. which is why Muslims keep their women in full-body Burkas ‘n why Mother Nature is more powerful than progressive Totalitarians think.

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