Covid in Norway: Public Health Officials Start to Rewrite the History of their 'Pandemic' Deeds
I've kept the receipts, i.e., there's no need to fall for their gaslighting
Today, we’ll take another stroll down the rabbit hole of Covid ‘pandemic’ reactions in Norway, which comes to us courtesy of a recent piece Bergens Tidende, the mainstream newspaper of Norway’s second-largest city on 13 March 2023.
As always, translation and emphases mine, as are the conventional bottom lines.
Three Years with Covid: New Waves Ahead, But Fewer Severe Cases
After three years, the coronavirus situation in Norway is under control. But we must be prepared for new waves and deaths among the most vulnerable, experts say.
12 March 2020 has become an important day in Norwegian history. On that day, then-Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the health authorities announced the most invasive measures Norway had seen in peacetime to control the coronavirus.
Three years later, Assistant Director-General for Health Espen Rostrup Nakstad believes the situation is under control:
We are in a calm phase of the pandemic right now, and have been for quite some time. The situation in Norway and Europe is now stable, although there are still some hospitalisations with respiratory infections. Overall, there are as many hospitalisations with respiratory infections in March 2023 as there are in a normal year. [a weird way of defining ‘stable’]
Covid will Come Back
Preben Aavitsland, Head of the Infectious Disease Division at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, believes we will see more annual waves of the virus in the future [more terminological weirdness]:
We will see two, three and maybe four waves of COVID-19 per year in the coming years. These will probably become smaller and smaller, and attract less and less attention and interest.
The current Minister of Health and Care Services Ingvild Kjerkol (Labour) is also prepared for more waves:
I am pleased that our everyday lives have largely returned to normal. At the same time, we are prepared for new waves of the coronavirus and if the situation should change. We have a current strategy for handling the situation, which we are following up and adjusting as needed.
High Levels of Population Immunity
Nakstad believes that the current stable and calm situation is due to one factor in particular:
We have achieved a high degree of population immunity after vaccination and disease [watch the gaslighting: ‘immunity after vaccination and disease’] I think population immunity will strengthen further in 2023 around Norway and the world. As a result, we will see fewer and fewer waves of hospitalisations, although we may see some waves of infection locally and internationally.
Aavitsland also points out that almost all the country's inhabitants have now been infected with the coronavirus, which provides good immunity [again: prima facie evidence of the uselessness of these injections, now confirmed by the ‘public health authorities’: who want’s to talk about ‘infection-induced immunity’ now?]:
Protection against infection is lost significantly within six months of infection or vaccination. Almost everyone who is infected now will be infected for the second or third time. We can still get really sick, but the risk of becoming so sick that you have to go to hospital is decreasing. [I’ve
hadtested positive for Covid once, was barely sick (I also know others who, ‘unvaccinated’, were affected harder than me), and I haven’t worn a face-diaper or cared about it for more than a year—I personally don’t know what Aavitsland is talking about]
Corona-related Deaths Every Week
In Norway, there are now just under 150 corona hospitalisations per week. About half are hospitalised due to Coronavirus, while the rest are hospitalised with other illnesses and also have Covid [i.e., half the people are hospitalised for Covid, the remainder with it]. An increasingly smaller proportion of infected people are becoming seriously ill.
A total of 5,230 Corona-associated deaths have been registered in the Death Register since the pandemic came to Norway three years ago. So far this year, the figure is 337 corona deaths, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health [don’t be gaslit here: they are conflating the pre-vaccine deaths (434) with whatever happened after 27 Dec. 2020; so—no jabs in 2020 = 434 Covid-associated deaths; 1 Jan.-13 March 2023 = 337 Covid-associated deaths so far; let that sink in, but I’ll unpack this in the Bottom Lines]. Nakstad says:
We see signs that the mortality rate in the population right now is probably lower than before the pandemic. This indicates that there is no dramatic increase in infection at the moment, which is of course a good sign.
[I’m not a public health official, but this is an illogical and, above all, unfounded assertion; classic gaslighting, in my opinion]
The official infection figures are also lower than they were in a long time, which Nakstad believes is due to the fact that few people are getting tested [no shit analysis, Sherlock]:
Only those who seek health care, are to be hospitalised, or are in the target group for tablet treatment [that would be Paxlovid, which became available as ‘treatment’ option on 8 Dec. 2022] are recommended to get tested. This makes it difficult to give an accurate estimate of how many people are currently affected by the coronavirus, even though we have control of the hospitalisation figures. [guess what: wouldn’t that mean there’s hardly any evidence this was not the case in 2020?]
The Coronavirus will always be here, according to Aavitsland, but like Nakstad, he points out that the virus is now of little danger to the population:
We have a new disease. It will always, regardless of vaccination, be dangerous for the oldest and most frail, for example in nursing homes. With current vaccines, we cannot fully protect them. So the Coronavirus, like the flu today, will become a fairly common cause of death for the oldest and most frail. [how is that working out? I mean, according to official numbers the median age of Covid-associated deaths was 82 years (source, p. 27), i.e., it’s higher than the life expectancy of 80.92 years, according to the National Office of Statistics]
Aavitsland believes there is a tiny risk that the virus will change radically, in a negative sense:
There is, of course, a tiny risk that the virus will change radically and become even more infectious and cause even more serious illness. It would then be more like a new pandemic.
The Virus is Still Mutating
Although the coronavirus situation is under control in Norway at the moment, Nakstad believes there are uncertainties:
The major uncertainty is still related to whether we will have new virus variants that change the rules of the game, or whether the population immunity that is strengthening will continue to strengthen throughout the year and into 2024.
Although the coronavirus is still mutating, Nakstad is positive about the future:
The virus is constantly mutating and has changed a lot throughout the Omicron phase. Nevertheless, the proportion of severe disease has been steadily decreasing, which is a good sign.
Better Prepared Today Than Before
Many believe that Norway was ill-prepared for a pandemic and that the country fell behind in dealing with it. Nakstad believes this has changed:
I think we have learnt a lot about how to live with a pandemic virus over time, without it affecting us too much in our everyday lives and without the health service collapsing. Especially since the vaccination programme was implemented, we have been good at living a relatively normal life in Norway. [I call you a liar, Nakstad: the mandates were abolished in Jan./Feb. 2022 because the Institute of Public Health has said on 29 Jan. 2022 that ‘any mandate may only serve to minimally reduce the number of infections’, i.e., that mandates don’t work]
Nevertheless, he emphasises the seriousness and the danger that a new virus could lead to epidemics and pandemics in the future:
The pandemic has provided useful lessons and taken vaccine research many steps into the right direction. At the same time, the uncertainty surrounding infectious diseases that can spread from animals to humans, known as zoonoses, remains as high as ever [read this as a warning: modRNA jabs will be supplanting the ‘regular’ vaccines before too long]
He also believes that we are dependent on the lessons and experiences from the Coronavirus pandemic being passed on, so that society does not forget everything before the next epidemic or pandemic [hear, hear: let’s not forget the lies you peddled]:
The lessons we have learnt also have great transfer value to other types of crisis management, and it is also important to remember that.
Minister Kjerkol also believes that it is important that we learn from the pandemic so that we are well prepared for the future:
Preparedness is an important part of the Government's work, and we are following up on this in both the Public Health Report that will be presented on 31 March and in the Health Preparedness Report that will be presented in the autumn.
This is quite disingenuous and, frankly, riddled with lies that I find it unbelievable that no-one in legacy media is actually, you know, doing their bloody jobs.
So, in the spirit of receipt-keeping, here goes.
First up, let’s talk ‘Covid-associated’ deaths are a problematic, if not outright fake, category. They made it up and it doesn’t matter if you die ‘of Covid’ or ‘with' Covid’—you’ll end up in that category. Now, we at least learned that the split is, officially, roughly 50:50, which means that the cause of death in half the ‘officially’ Covid-associated deaths shouldn’t be in that category int he first place.
For a detailed take-down of the funny numbers games these people are playing, you are referred to this piece:
Next up, the official numbers speak extra-loud in terms of ‘protection’ offered by these injections against ‘severe disease’, defined as hospitalisation or death. For more than a year, it was obvious that the multiple-jabbed—esp. those ‘boosted’ in autumn 2021—led these categories by a large margin despite the methodologically problematic, if not outright fraudulent, exclusion of the first 2 weeks after the shot.
If Nakstad and Aavitsland are telling you that the whatever is happening ‘regardless of vaccination’, they’re gaslighting you. Further particulars may be obtained here:
Third, one more thing about the death numbers cited. As per their own data, the ‘Covid-associated’ deaths (see above for the terminological problems) amounted to:
434 people died of or with Covid until 27 Dec. 2020 (before the vaccine roll-out)
from 28 Dec. 2020 until 2 Jan. 2022, there were 487 ‘unvaccinated’ and 388 ‘fully vaccinated’ such ‘Covid-associated’ deaths in Norway
there were 2,977 such ‘Covid-associated’ deaths in 2022
According to the official data (report from weeks 43 and 44/2022, p. 46), injection uptake among all residents older than 16 stood at 91% (1 dose), 87% (2 doses), 66% (3 doses), and 16% (4 doses). ‘Booster’ injection uptake is much higher among the elderly: 92% of all seniors (65+) have received a third dose, and 63% have taken another (4th) dose.
In the above-cited piece, the official total number given is 5,230 such ‘Covid-associated’ deaths, which is odd, as the addition of the above-listed dead totals 4,286 individuals. The difference between that number and the 5,230 cited above is 944, as opposed to the 337 given. Further particulars may be obtained here:
I don’t know why that is the case, but it’s certainly not the first time the Norwegian public health (ahem) authorities have monkeyed around with the data, on which see, e.g., this post:
As a ‘bonus’ feature, please read up on the Norwegians admitting to ‘vaccine efficacy’ of 53% against Omicron, gone after 3 weeks, and inadvertently confirmed shedding by nursing mothers:
If you want norwegians to double-down on something no matter how stupid or inefficient or disingenuous, tell them the swedes did the opposite to what they are doing.
Never fails. For some reason, that trick doesn't work on danes or finns.
Oh my God they are doing the exact same thing in Australia. They are even going so far as to say we need "a day of mourning for the excess deaths" and we need more boosters to reduce deaths. The person who wrote the article (Andrew Miller) is a fellow of the AMA and past president of the AMA in WA - they gagged doctors about the vaccine harm and deaths. I can't find the article because it is behind a paywall and someone sent me a photograph of the paper. Here is what is happening in Western Australia: the gaslighting is official https://vicparkpetition.substack.com/p/genocide-denial-now-occurring-in