Is Sweden finally succumbing to the globalist agenda that has Europe deep in its clutches?
While the Scandinavian nation has defied previous authoritarian measures, they’re introducing COVID-19 inoculation certificates for indoor public events of 100+ people.
I’ve remained hopeful Sweden wouldn’t bend and stayed vigilant on their pro-freedom stance.
But it appears they’re beginning to fold to the Covidian Cult.
🇸🇪 plans on using covid certificates during larger events (large=+100 individuals).
— Harold (@HaroldofWorld) November 17, 2021
I suspect Libertarians will not be touting their pro Swedish C19 freedoms much longer? Sweden is introducing a digital "COVID-19 vaccination certificate for public gatherings and events with more than 100 people indoors, authorities said Wed." https://t.co/RMcBgOcrRM #COVID19Aus
— Brett Youd (@BrettYoud) November 18, 2021
Sweden is introducing a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate for public gatherings and events with more than 100 people indoors. https://t.co/VN7HTZgyCU
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) November 17, 2021
svt NYHETER reported:
The Swedish Public Health Agency wants to introduce vaccination certificates for public gatherings and public events with more than 100 people indoors, according to information to SR Ekot.
The change is expected to take effect on December 1, reports Ekot. Sources state the same for TT.
The government will hold a press conference on corona measures at 15.20 today. Minister of Social Affairs Lena Hallengren (S), Minister of Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind (MP) and FHM’s Director General Karin Tegmark Wisell participate.
ABC News reflected on Sweden’s change in COVID-19 policy:
“This is tough news to give. We all want the pandemic to be over,” Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren said, adding that the certificate will be adopted from Dec. 1.
Sweden has previously stood out among European nations for its comparatively hands-off response to the pandemic.
Culture Minister Amanda Lind said it was not mandatory to show the vaccination certificate, but those who cannot present it will have to follow certain restrictions. She said it was up to the organizers of an event to decide what the restrictions should be.
The vaccination pass will not apply in restaurants for the time being, Tegmark Wisell said.
The introduction of COVID-19 certificates goes against Sweden’s past “hands-off” policies.
Swedish health authorities decided against school and business closures and instead relied on individual responsibility to combat the virus.
While more authoritarian European countries like Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Ireland face another outbreak, Sweden has yet to witness a similar surge.
Compared to their neighbors, Sweden is managing COVID-19 far better:
Covid ICU patients in Europe.
Where is Sweden? 🇸🇪
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) November 11, 2021
Top 10 lowest Covid infection rates (per 100,000) in Europe (Nov 2 – Nov 15)
1. Spain 98
2. Sweden 105
3. Malta 131
4. Italy 149
5. Portugal 171
6. France 187
7. Finland 203
8. Albania 270
9. North Macedonia 324
10. Bosnia and Herzegovina 332#CovidData #Covid19
— Covid Data Check (@CovidDataCheck) November 16, 2021
#EconWatch: With COVID raging across Eastern Europe, Sweden's laissez-faire approach continues to pay off. Together, economists & epidemiologists have kept Sweden lockdown free, citizens healthy, & constitutional rights intact. Other EU countries should take note… pic.twitter.com/lDsoIYJjO0
— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) November 15, 2021
Sweden has employed a no-lockdown response to COVID. It has one of the lowest excess mortality levels in Europe. Why does the press fail to report the superiority of the Swedish approach? When it comes to COVID, the press loves anything authoritarian. https://t.co/C6uyAngxvY
— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) November 16, 2021
While Austria and Germany impose lockdowns, masks everywhere and blame unvaccinated people, never-masked, never-locked down Sweden keep being bottom of Europe Covid league, thanks to natural immunity. pic.twitter.com/pUvbI5La4O
— Cllr Francesco Lari (@FrancescoLari) November 17, 2021
Despite the success, Swedish health officials will introduce vaccine passports starting December 1st.