Monthly Archives: June 2020

Covid-19 : Swedish 2020 Death toll in historical perspective

“April 2020 was the deadliest month in modern times” “The Corona-situation in Sweden is totally out of control” “Swedish death toll is extreme” The above are examples of typical recent headlines in Swedish as well as international media. I don’t … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Sweden – Weekly & Excess Deaths Y2D

SCB.se just provided their weekly preliminary update on total number of daily deaths, year-to-date: In the graph above, the red plot line represents weekly deaths – all causes, the blue line represents the baseline for comparison, the average number of … Continue reading

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Interview with Professor Beda Stadler on the politicization of COVID-19 science

I’ve been long flabbergasted over why the entire world has gone into panic mode due to Corona, when more and more evidence is mounting that the virus is not significantly worse than a severe seasonal flu. Still, the world at … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Sweden : April-20 deadliest month in modern times… or perhaps not…?

As we now have been about 4 months in this completely mad CoronaWorld, with daily headlines on how extreme the situation is, with people  presumably dying like flies, in unprecendented numbers here in Sweden,  and many businesses about to go … Continue reading

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Corona Sweden : status 2020-06-27

Number of cases increasing, presumably mainly due to increased testing. Number of deaths consistently decreasing Weekly  deaths per million for a set of countries:

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Covid-19 vs Cancer – some perspective

I pulled down the latest data on Corona-registered deaths in Sweden, some 5000+ thus far,  and compared to to SCB’s (the Swedish Government Agency for statistics) data on deaths caused by cancer 2018 (the latest year I could find complete … Continue reading

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Corona Sweden – Weekly deaths still declining, but slower

SCB just released their weekly preliminary data on deaths.  (As always, the last data point, for the past week, indicating deaths now being below average, is not meaningful, since it will most likely be updated) As of June 16th, Sweden … Continue reading

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Corona Sweden – daily and weekly deaths

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Bayes rule illustrated by a table

I just found this excellent illustration of Bayes Rule, in a book “Bayes’ Rule with Python, by James V. Stone, and thought I’d share it here, as a follow-up to earlier posts on Bayes rule, e.g. this one. Assume we … Continue reading

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Corona Sweden : Weekly deaths now back at normal, pre-Corona levels

Fresh data up until June 12 from the government agency of statistics, SCB, shows that the weekly number of deceased is now back at normal, pre-Corona levels.  That is, the so called “Excess Deaths” presumably caused by Corona are now … Continue reading

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