Sweden hasn’t employed many of the coronavirus restrictions seen in around the world, but the Nordic country has less deaths than some major European countries when scaled for population.
In stark contrast to most other developed countries dealing with the coronavirus, Sweden has adopted what are perhaps the least restrictive “social distancing” rules in the world, permitting most economic activity to continue in the face of the pandemic.
Norway has had 128 deaths from COVID-19 out of a population of 5.4 million. Finland, with 5.5 million, has had fewer than 100 deaths, and Denmark, with 5.6 million, has had 275 deaths. It’s too early to know, but Sweden later may be seen as a success because its smaller population allows it to respond more easily.
Conservatives, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will be the largest party in Parliament and will be able to form a government that controls the House of Commons.
A year ago this month, the “yellow vest” protests began in France. More than 300,000 men and women took to the streets of Paris, Lyon, and Toulouse dressed in bright yellow safety vests.
Another member of Kenya’s Parliament, Jennifer Shamalla, said that she and her colleagues were “deeply concerned” about the U.N.’s promotion of abortion under the banner of population and development policy.
It may seem at times like Vermont is lost to a progressive elite. But, relatively speaking, our freedom is still better preserved than in Hong Kong. Civil debate is still viewed by the majority of Vermonters as the superior mechanism for social change.
It has now been over three years since the British people voted to leave the European Union, and the relentless delays imposed by the British courts, the Parliament, and the EU itself have been maddening.
With Johnson as its new British prime minister, the United Kingdom can expect a bolder and more self-confident foreign policy. And the changes he makes will likely be welcomed in Washington.
“In the U.S., doctors are giving 13-year-old girls mastectomies, throwing 14-year-old girls into menopause, and surgically castrating 16-year-old boys,” said Chart, board chairwoman of the Women’s Liberation Front and writer at Feminist Current.
A string of populist electoral wins in Australia, India and the U.K. are beginning to transform the global political landscape as nations revolt against mass migration, climate change legislation and traditional party establishments.