- Aug 19, 2013
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- Eye of the storm
I think the quality of education is a larger contributor than the fact that we have free speech. There have been debates and such about it, but I'd say most people are educated enough to understand how covid is a problem for everyone and that some things need to be done.Since there are a few scandinavians here (though AttackFormation seems to have disappeared) and you all, like the American's, have free speech I'm wondering whether that has significantly affected the response to covid there?
It's no secret that many parts of America has atrocious education and it's nowhere near as prioritized as it should be. So what you get is a population who believes the sh!t they read on Facebook and other questionable "sources".
As if freedom of speech and certain left leaning policies are somehow mutually exclusive? We are democratic countries, the people voted to have the general politics we have. Some countries in Europe are more to the left and others more to the right compared to others. Most of it is a mix of both sides, which isn't such a bad idea if you ask me. This extremely dualistic view of politics prevalent in America isn't helping anyone over there, not everything is mutually exclusive.In Scandinavia, as we have seen that you have freedom of speech but also a tendency for these countries to be comparatively left leaning (certainly, like most countries, when compared to the US).
It's 70% fully vaccinated and 8% more if counting those who has gotten the first dose here in Norway. That's the vast majority of the adult population. I only personally know one person above the age of 18 who isn't vaccinated (by choice), the rest who are vaccinated experienced at worst fever and a sore arm for a day or two.Are the vaccination rates high in Scandanavia? I'm getting that impression. The word has obviously got out in the US about how
dangerous the vaccines are.
There was one vaccine that showed having potentially serious side effects in very rare cases, the government immediately stopped using it, just in case.
It's as if nobody gives a fvck about the pandemic anymore in this country, it's mostly back to normal and restrictions are gone entirely in most municipalities. We just hit a new high on daily new infections, but I mean, the vast majority is vaccinated so it's not that big of a deal. The vaccine is working as far as I can tell, there's more infected than ever and less people who require hospitalization. Extremely few die.Given there is so much fear everywhere, I'm wondering whether anywhere has really escaped these irrational responses, largely driven by disinformation emanating from governments and the MSM everywhere.
Old news, the world goes on.