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No-lockdown Sweden broke with most
of the world and didn't require face
masks. Those who wear them say they're
treated with suspicion and abuse.

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/5/2021 10:10:29 AM

Andreia Rodrigues left Sweden because of its COVID-19 response. Rodrigues, who had been living in Sweden for more than four years, decided to return to her native Portugal in March, saying she felt unsafe living in a country where the government had no rules about mask wearing, and where she faced abuse when she did wear one. (Snip) ''I have had people laugh and point at me, people screaming, 'You should lock yourself at home if you are so scared of corona,' people coughing in my direction and then laughing and saying: 'Corona! Corona!' "Sweden's health ministry doesn't recommend mask


According to Worldometer Sweden ranks #33 in deaths/million. Not the best but much better than the US, UK, France, Italy, Belgium and many other masked-up countries.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: msjena 6/5/2021 10:17:47 AM (No. 806525)
OP said what I was going to say. Sweden did no worse and in some cases better than the rest of the world. A vaccine was the only way out. Thank you, President Trump.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bigfatslob 6/5/2021 10:26:48 AM (No. 806534)
With the now known view on the wearing of masks by the lying Dr. Fauci the 'cabash' might be put on the masks all together. I'm not wearing a mask to 'do my part' or to make another person 'feel' better that's not my job. Joe Biden still uses a mask and he received the jab late last year what's up with that bozo clown? I don't believe the pervert got vaccinated if you as me.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/5/2021 10:27:06 AM (No. 806535)
Did she ever file any complaints with the police regarding harassment? If not, then I do not believe her. The biggest factor for COVID was population density, and masks most likely did not matter. Sweden has a few large cities. If a person wants to wear a mask, that is their choice. If I saw a person wearing a mask, I would consider it likely they are health compromised and trying to protect themselves or are trying to hide their identity.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vaquero45 6/5/2021 10:31:30 AM (No. 806538)
I imagine the Swedes are glad to be rid of you, Andreia. Don’t let the door hit your dumb arse on the way out.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 6/5/2021 10:35:23 AM (No. 806543)
What we should have done....basically protect the most vulnerable, and leave everyone else alone. It's called FREEDOM. And as for the Portugese whiner.....can't handle freedom, eh?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: FleetUSA 6/5/2021 10:38:01 AM (No. 806548)
Many are still wearing masks in stores, etc. here. WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared 6/5/2021 10:42:30 AM (No. 806553)
FTA: ''...Rodrigues /snip/ decided to return to her native Portugal in March, saying she felt unsafe living in a country where the government had no rules about mask wearing, and where she faced abuse when she did wear one. "I couldn't take it in Sweden anymore," she told Insider. She said her fiancé feared for her safety when she went outside in a mask.' That isn't funny - it's very sad. People can't judge risks unless their government tells them what to do.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: msjena 6/5/2021 10:51:48 AM (No. 806564)
Sweden's deaths per million of population rate is better than Portugal's. Ironic.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 6/5/2021 11:21:18 AM (No. 806596)
Early in the pandemic (this is a true story) I walked into a hardware store looking for paint and hinges for a home-made tool box. Wearing a mask or keeping one in the car was not yet a habit. I wandered around just looking when a woman employee came up to me and heatedly complained about me not wearing a mask. Thinking fast, I told the woman "'re wrong, I'm wearing an 'emperors new clothes mask' just new on the market." She had a perplexed looked, mumbled "sorry" and walked away.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Laotzu 6/5/2021 11:25:21 AM (No. 806602)
Sweden had lower Chinese Virus rates because it didn't incentivize getting infected with COVID. In the States, there was big money for COVID. In reality, we probably have exactly the same numbers.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: belwhatter 6/5/2021 12:04:10 PM (No. 806646)
Mask wearing is nothing but virtue signalling imho.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 6/5/2021 12:11:46 PM (No. 806651)
Masks did absolutely nothing to stop or slow the spread. That fools still wear them is just sad.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/5/2021 12:28:47 PM (No. 806665)
Even at the grocer's here in Houston about 3/4 of the customers are still masked up, above the nose, below the nose or otherwise. Since a quarter of us now have our faces back at least I don't get the masked glare anymore.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: HotRod 6/5/2021 1:11:22 PM (No. 806724)
Why do healthy people wear masks, when it's well known that they do NOT stop a virus- in or out!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JackBurton 6/5/2021 2:21:17 PM (No. 806779)
Please note that there are NO FACTS & NO DATA in the article just a litany of hurt feelings and vague statements. The poster noted that Sweden is ranked #32 for deaths per capital in the world, more factual information than the whole article had. Per Wiki and updated thru 3/June... Sweden has fared better than Belgium, Italy, the U.K, France, Portugal and Spain. While the U.S. is right behind the UK at 181 deaths per 100k, figure that 40% of those counted as Covid deaths are from falls, heart attacks, traffic accidents, falls fromheights, stabbings, poisonings and suicides (the last was suspiciously down in 2020 even though 40% of the restaurants in Michigan were put out of business, 8 million households slid into poverty, etc etc). at 60%, our percapita rate is in line with Germany and the Netherlands... where it should be given our health care system and even after we sent thousands of covid positive patients into nursing homes. I'm in Michigan and Home Depot, Kroger, Whole Foods all 'honor' the CDC dictat that fully vaccinated people can mingle without masks. Most of the people in those stores still sport them...but I've only met one Karen in 4 shopping trips.
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