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Sweden’s top epidemiologist Anders Tegnell says a massive decline in COVID-19 cases shows “the Swedish strategy is working.” Is he right?

At a press conference last week, Anders Tegnell said a massive decline in new COVID-19 cases shows Sweden’s “lighter touch” strategy is doing what it was designed to do.

“It really is yet another sign that the Swedish strategy is working,” Tegnell, Sweden’s top epidemiologist, said. “It is possible to slow contagion fast with the measures we are taking in Sweden.”

Elon Musk is going to get into your head

In the summer of 2019, Elon Musk held his Neuralink project’s launch event and on August 28, 2020, he will reveal more of what the company has been working on. Neuralink was formed in 2016 with the ambition of directly linking a human brain to an AI-enabled computer – basically a brain-machine interface (BMI).

Science on efficacy of face masks for viruses is mixed

So, taking all this data in, it is clear there is no consensus, regardless of what people are saying, it is more important to look at unbiased data, regarding the efficacy on masks regarding viruses and especially relating to COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. To be frank, when I started this story a few days ago I had expected different results and was surprised, and disappointed, we do not have better data at this point.

Is herd immunity from COVID-19 possible?

As this point, we do not know enough about COVID-19 due to not having enough time and enough quality studies to base any concrete facts regarding whether herd immunity would work for COVID-19. And if herd immunity was effective, how many people would die during the process is an unknown, at least until a safe vaccine was readily available for those willing to take it.