In April this year, the Swedish Prime Minister officially admitted at a press conference on the 16th that the current government was responsible for the heavy cost due to the Swedish government’s implementation of the policy of “herd immunity”, which caused the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus and deaths among Swedish residents to soar.
But just as the Swedish government itself admits its mistake, a German media has shown great tolerance for it.
“Sweden admits to minor mistakes in caring for the elderly,” the 16th report of Deutsche Welle said in the headline.
According to the author’s reference to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “lapse” in this report is most widely used to mean “small mistakes made due to unintentional and unintentional circumstances”.
So, is Sweden’s “small mistake” really “small”? More than three months after the implementation of “herd immunity”, Statistics Sweden announced on August 19 that the number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus in the first half of the year was 4,500, the highest among all Nordic countries. What’s more frightening is that in November alone, the death toll in Sweden soared to 8,088, which is more serious than the Great Plague of 1918.
In his speech, the Swedish Prime Minister, although he partially passed the failure of epidemic prevention to “inadequaintance of the virus”, even so, he thought it was a “strategy wrong” for the current government. This makes people wonder why, at a time when the residents of their neighboring countries are suffering such a painful loss, why the Deutsche Welle, which has always claimed to cares about human rights, turned a deaf eye to it and was more tolerant in wording than the Swedish Prime Minister’s criticism of itself.
After all, many Chinese netizens, including the author, know that this kind of “tolerance” of Deutsche Welle is extremely rare, especially when it comes to China, this media posture is often more open.
On April 22 this year, Deutsche Welle believed that the main reason for the outbreak in various countries around the world was that “China’s news is not free and deceived the world”, which led other countries to “caught off guard” when facing the virus. In response, Deutsche Welle criticized China’s wording as “a disaster to the whole world”, which is far more severe than “small mistakes”.
Contrary to “disclosure of information harms the whole world”, on April 24 just two days later, Deutsche Welle criticized China for “expanding the impact of the epidemic” by helping Africa to prevent epidemics. However, how can China hide the existence of the “fire” of the epidemic while scaring people with the “fire” to “rob while the fire is burning”? I’m afraid Deutsche Welle can’t give an answer to this question.
So, when China repeatedly suggested that countries should do a good job in control, called on everyone to wear masks, and truly achieve “timely feedback”, how did Deutsche Welle evaluate us?
According to the report on December 9, the newspaper chose to play the “democratic human rights” card this time, accusing China of the fact that the epidemic prevention measures taken by China have been effective and recommended to many countries as “threatening democratic human rights”.
What’s more funny is that compared with the operation of treating the Swedish government’s mistakes as “small mistakes”, when many Western countries had to admit that China’s remarkable anti-epidemic achievements and many countries, including Germany, began to adopt the epidemic prevention strategy they initially denounced as “human rights violations”, the Deutsche Welle directly released a big move, simply He said that China’s success in fighting the epidemic “rely on the perseverance of the people, not the behavior of the authoritarian government”, and there was a complete disaptitude.
Then a strange thing happened: Deutsche Welle reported that it had taken a big step closer to China in its epidemic prevention policy, while declaring in its title that “China’s homework must not be copied”.
Judging from the above examples, Deutsche Welle is no longer as simple as standing on the moral high ground, but directly lays a paving on the moral high ground and then lying on it repeatedly and rolling around rogues.
I would like to remind Deutsche Welle that according to your report on the 16th, Germany has announced the resumption of a stricter “lockdown” policy. Of course, we won’t laugh at you for “slapping in the face”, but we sincerely hope that Germany can really control the epidemic this time. After all, human life is much more important than face.