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SÖNDAGSSOFFAN 2020-10-11 / Sunday sofa 2020-10-11: Looking beyond our borders – the case of germany: In this sunday sofa we take a deeper look at how Germany have handled – and are handling – the ongoing pandemic. And in doing so, we shine the light on our own country. Join in the discussion with Science Forum Covid-19:s Claudia Hanson, Jana Bergholtz and Jens Sörensen.
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SÖNDAGSSOFFAN 2020-10-04 / Vår ordförande Anders Vahlne har deltagit i årliga mötet av organisationen Global Virus Network (( )) – denna gång var deras fokus helt inställd på covid-19 viruset. Jan Lötvall och Anders diskuterar allt från nyheter om vaccin, om viruset muterar, interferoner, skapades viruset i ett labb och nyheten som ingen lyckats undivka – Donald Trump. KOM IHÅG att vi hoppas du blir medlem med oss och du kan även stötta oss med ett bidrag genom att donera. Pengarna går till vårt arbete med dessa kanaler och att informera och rapportera om denna pågående pandemi. Tycker du vi gör ett bra jobb? Då hoppas vi att du vill hjälpa oss, om du har möjlighet. HÄR blir du medlem: And here is where you can donate: WELCOME!
Scenario – we take charge of the pandemic… This time we are trying on a scenario – what if we were allowed to run the Public Health Angency of Sweden (FHM) and handle the strategy for Sweden – what would we do? Come join in the discussion with Stefan Einhorn, Jan Lötvall, Nele Brusselaers and Anders Vahlne. Remember that you can support our work here ( ) and with our Swish number: 123 656 8406.
Vaccine: Your questions - our answers! SUNDAY SOFA 2020-09-20 / You had lots of questions and here we address as many as we could. Welcome!
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”Requirements for face masks in healthcare ”:Face masks for everyone who works in healthcare. Björn Lindström (ophthalmologist) was at home with children at the beginning of the pandemic and had the opportunity to really listen and keep up with what was going on. And he became so frustrated with what he heard and saw from, among others, the Public Health Agency, that he chose to write a letter to the editor of the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter published on September 1st with the title: "Healthcare staff without face masks can break the law".
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“You should be protected!”: This clip is an excerpt from the full SUNDAY SOFA (from 2020-08-30) for 2 hours – watch it here: Joining us are: Jens Sörensen, Nele Brusselears, Andrew Ewing and guest Kelly Bjorklund.
COVID-19 AND SWEDISH LAW:We are in the middle of a pandemic and the world suddenly seems very different. How does a lawyer view what is happening right now? To answer your submitted questions, we have lawyer Fredrik Jörgensen as todays´guest.
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Employing children to reach herd immunity (excerpt): This clip is an excerpt from the full SUNDAY SOFA (from 2020-08-30) for 2 hours – watch it here: Joining us are: Jens Sörensen, Nele Brusselears, Andrew Ewing and guest Kelly Bjorklund.
SUNDAY SOFA 2020-08-30: Join us for this week’s English Sunday Sofa to discuss the devastating effects of the Swedish government’s pursuit of herd immunity, including how they have employed children to spread Covid 19. We discuss Public Health Agency internal emails obtained through freedom of information laws and also debunk the latest claims Anders Tegnell made on August 26 to the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco. Join us for a thorough fact check! Joining us are: Jens Sörensen, Nele Brusselears, Andrew Ewing and guest Kelly Bjorklund.
The risk groups - how are they doing? What are the risk groups for covid-19 and what is Sweden doing to protect them? We look at the differences between the UK and Sweden. Is it all really just about money? Short clip with Jana Bergholtz from Söndagssoffan 2020-08-23.
SUNDAY SOFA 2020-08-23: This Sunday sofa is an open conversation where we notably talk about compensation to risk groups, vaccines, long-term illness in Covid-19 and how we intend to continue our work - together with you – to fight this virus.
SUNDAY SOFA 2020-08-16: Stefan Einhorn is chairing today's sofa about some of the various speculations regarding Covid-19. He is assisted by three experts from the Science Forum Covid-19; together they assess whether different arguments and statements regarding Covid-19 are: likely, unlikely or simply just uncertain. WELCOME!
#wearamask challenge
Prestige and deadlock in the Swedish strategy: Conversation with Lars Calmfors (professor emeritus in national economics and researcher at IFN) about Sweden's economy - during and after Covid-19. Lars Calmfors asks what happened to the precautionary principle.
Andrew Ewing and facemasks pt 2: Why is not wearing a mask like drunk driving? We hurt others by doing and the hurt can be death!
Andrew Ewing and facemasks pt1: The arguments about masks seem similar to those used against wearing seat belts about 60 years ago. About 200 studies, both scientific and of countries where they have been made mandatory, overwhelmingly show that masks work to stem COVID-19. With a second wave predicted, this could be be critically important. Important here are scientific studies that show that masks protect us some, but with high level of asymptomatic and presymtomatic transmission and, this at least in part via small aerosol droplets in the air, the important thing is if we all wear them, they protect each other very effectively! Combined with hand washing, this is a very powerful way to stop this disease. If we all wear masks, we can all stay healthy! Om vi alla bär munskydd, kan vi alla må bra! Together we can slow stop the spread! Tillsammans kan vi bromsa stoppa smittspridningen!
And, if you are symptomatic, how can coughing into your elbow be better than a mask? Thanks to my USA family for the idea to compare to seatbelts. Thanks to Julie Rowlett for the breathing figure. And, thanks to my daughter Selma for helping to make this, my first video.
2020-08-09 / SUNDAY SOFA:: In this Sunday sofa we are talking about herd immunity - what does it mean and what do we think about it? Soon the schools start and people are worried. How does Covid-19 affect children and are they contagious or not? And we are also showing you our face masks. Some advice to make the school safer: 1. Replace compulsory schooling with compulsory education – let risk groups teach their children at home if it’s possible. 2. Face masks for everyone. 3. Keep distance in classrooms. Never gather students in groups larger than one class. 4. Good ventilation but without AC or internal ventilation. Ventilate by opening windows between lessons and keep the windows open where possible. 5. All sports take place outdoors. 6. Test-track-isolate! Regular and generous testing. Wen infection has been detected, start infection tracking and quarantine. Class closure if necessary. 7. Start gradually, not all schools/classes at the same time.
2020-07-28 / SUNDAY SOFA: This sunday sofa is ALL IN ENGLISH – with Andy Ewing, Carina King, Anders Jansson and Claudia Hanson. Is science “a gut feeling” or evidence based? What do we know about facemasks and how about autumn and sending our kids to schools?
2020-07-28 / A LONGER TALK: Patricia Greenhalgh is a British professor of primary care and specialist in public health. Listen to her talking to Jan Lötvall from Vetenskapsforum covid-19 about why face masks have become such a loaded question in the Western world. Together, they sort out what the research has actually been able to show, what happens to our identity when we cover our faces and why the whole issue has been politicized. In English.
2020-07-26 / SUNDAY SOFA This week episode is exclusively devoted in answering your questions: Is it reasonable for people with Covid-19 infection to track the infection themselves? Are asthmatics a risk group? With school soon starting, how do you do with your child? And can children be infectious or not? Process all these questions together with Cecilia Naucler, Anders Vahlne, Peet Tull and Björn Olsen from Science Forum Covid-19.
2020-07-24 / LONG-TERM COVID: Ina Hallström was most likely infected by Covid-19 on the subway in New York. Listen to her story about what happened, how she is feeling and what are her thoughts about the Swedish strategy and the future.
2020-07-19 / SUNDAY SOFA Chronic illness after Covid-19, with Cecilia Naucler, Anders Vahlne, Leif Bjermer, Jan Lötvall and Marcus Carlsson. Guest: Åsa Kristoferson.
Stefan Sauk - in collaboration with Vetenskapsforum Covid-19 – reading a text by Stefan Einhorn.
2020-07-12 / SUNDAY SOFA with Cecilia Naucler, Björn Olsen, Jan Lötvall and Marcus Carlsson.
2020-06-18 / A LONGER TALK: Yaneer Bar-Yam is an American professor and expert in complex systems. In this episode, Yaneer talks to Jan Lötvall from Science Forum Covid-19 about Sweden's strategy, the leaders' pursuit of herd immunity, about how the Western world's pharmaceutical industry should be ashamed today and why it is time for the Swedish people to stand up against their government.
2020-06-10 / A LONGER TALK: "It is difficult to enjoy a country's good economy, if you are dead." Kantinka Svanberg (lawyer and researcher in international law) is back in the channel.
2020-06-06 / Conversation: Three medical doctors and a mathematician compare the strategy in Chile, Bolivia, Spain and Sweden, to better understand the pandemic and guess what lies ahead. In Spanish.
2020-05-28 / A LONGER TALK: Part 2 with Anders Vahlne (professor emeritus and chief physician) about everything from how Covid-19 is spread, to how you should handle summer celebrations with the family. And what to do with Grandma's toilet?
2020-05-28 / A LONGER TALK: What is happening with Sweden as a trade mark in the rest of the world right now? How do they really look at us? Why can the Swedish Public Health Agency not protect the elderly? What is wrong? Bo Rothstein (professor of political science at the University of Gothenburg) talks to Jan Lötvall (professor of allergic diseases).
2020-05-25 / A LONGER TALK: Finn Nilson is an associate professor in risk management at Karlstad University. He and Jan Lötvall are talking of topics ranging from evidence and face masks to precautionary principle and risk assessment.
2020-05-21 / A LONGER TALK: The two physicians Noemi Vitos and Emelie Widén have developed an action program to reduce the spread of infection, minimize deaths in Covid-19 and at the same time protect the national economy. Hear them talk to Jan Lötvall (professor and chief physician) about their plan, which you can read here:
"Twelve measures to reduce the spread and death of covid-19, and to protect the national economy" //
2020-05-21 / A LONGER TALK: Pt 1 with Anders Vahlne: Virology - immunology - infectious diseases - sometimes everything is just a mess. Anders Vahlne straightens out the concepts and punch holes in herd immunity. But what about the virus in the stool?
2020-05-18 / A LONGER TALK: Jens Sörensen holds a PhD in Peace and Development Research at the University of Gothenburg. Listen to his conversation with Marcus Carlsson about how Sweden's way of dealing with the corona crisis reveals major shortcomings in the country. They talk about government structure and responsibility, about dismantled civil defense and swelling bureaucracy, lack of transparency, media assessment and much more.
2020-05-16 / A LONGER TALK: John Ashton - public health expert from the UK - tells Jan Lötvall about how Covid-19 caused chaos in his home country. He is openly very critical of how his own government has handled the pandemic and he can see parallels with Sweden. In English.
2020-05-14 / A LONGER TALK: Infectious disease physician Peet Tüll - who for many years worked with infection control issues for the WHO - was for many years head of the infection control clinic at Visby hospital. He talks to Stefan Hanson (infectious disease physician and Ph.D. in international health).
2020-05-10 / A LONGER TALK: Björn Olsen is chief physician and professor of infectious diseases and he talks about Covid-19, the precautionary principle, pandemics, epidemics and the Swedish strategy for fighting Covid-19. The conversation is led by professor and chief physician Jan Lötvall.
2020-05-08 / A LONGER TALK: Is Sweden's handling of covid19 a violation of human rights? Kantinka Svanberg is a doctor of law and does research in international law and here she talks with Jan Lötvall, physician and professor of clinical allergology.
2020-05-01 / A LONGER TALK: How to think as a parent in a risk group? Can children be infected or not? And how much do the scientists really know about this disease? Marcus Carlsson is an associate professor of mathematics and he talks to Claudia Hanson, who is an associate professor of epidemiology and a health systems researcher at the Karolinska Institute. English with Swedish Subtitles.

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