Iceland and the Coronavirus: Please Explain By Brian Simpson

This is surprising, and is a piece of challenging evidence against the mainstream narrative:

“Iceland has tested one-tenth of its population for coronavirus at random and found that half of people have the disease without realising. They also discovered that 1,600 people have been infected with Covid-19 since the start of the outbreak. Of these cases, there were only seven deaths, indicating a fatality rate of just 0.004 per cent, which is significantly lower than other countries, including the UK. The findings were made during Iceland's rigorous testing campaign, conducted with the help of Reykjavik-based biopharmaceutical company deCODE genetics, which has seen 10 per cent of the 364,413 population swabbed, something yet to be achieved by any other nation. An estimated 50 per cent of those infected with the virus, the company found, do not show any symptoms. By taking this route, Reykjavik has become the country with the highest proportion of coronavirus cases in the world simply due to their extensive screenings. Meanwhile, other nations remain in the dark as to their true rates of infection. Their approach to 'flattening the curve' has also revealed that cases are stable or on the wane, the company said. Unlike many countries in Europe such as Spain, Italy and Britain, who are facing strict isolation to prevent the spread of the disease, Iceland has not shuttered businesses and shops. They have banned large gatherings of more than 20 people but, according to reports, their social-distancing recommendations are largely being followed. Rates of infection in Iceland mirror those further East, such as Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore, which somehow managed to keep cases low despite their geographical proximity to mainland China and high numbers of tourist arrivals. In Hong Kong, the immediate response from the public in December, tearing through shops to stock up on face masks and hand sanitizer, appears to have helped keep their case numbers low, according to experts. A combination of factors are thought to be giving Iceland the upper hand in battling Covid-19, including their remoteness, the public's respect for scientific expertise, and its emergency response capabilities.”

     This shows that the disease is highly contagious, maybe more than previously thought, but it also shows that Covid-19 is not another Black Death or Spanish flu, at least yet, which is not to discount its seriousness, most of the measures taken, or what might have happened. This Event well shows that humanity has set up the perfect environment for rapid disease transmission via neo-liberal globalisation.



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