Skip to comments.Sweden has fewer cases than many European countries following unique, controversial approach to Coronavirus
Posted on 09/20/2020 10:46:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A train pulls into the Odenplan subway station in central Stockholm, where morning commuters without masks get off or board before settling in to read their smartphones.
Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls places where face masks are commonly worn in much of the world Swedes go about their lives without them.
When most of Europe locked down their populations early in the pandemic by closing schools, restaurants, gyms and even borders, Swedes kept enjoying many freedoms.
The relatively low-key strategy captured the worlds attention, but at the same time it coincided with a per capita death rate that was much higher than in other Nordic countries.
Now, as infection numbers surge again in much of Europe, the country of 10 million people has some of the lowest numbers of new coronavirus cases and only 14 virus patients in intensive care.
Whether Swedens strategy is succeeding, however, is still very uncertain.
Its health authorities, and in particular chief epidemiologist Dr. Anders Tegnell, keep repeating a familiar warning: Its too early to tell, and all countries are in a different phase of the pandemic.
That has not stopped a World Health Organization Europe official from saying the continent could learn broader lessons from Sweden that could help the virus battle elsewhere.
We must recognize that Sweden, at the moment, has avoided the increase that has been seen in some of the other countries in western Europe, WHO Europes senior emergency officer, Catherine Smallwood, said Thursday. I think there are lessons for that. We will be very keen on working and hearing more from the Swedish approach.
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The death rate in Sweden is between 0 and 1 per day, and has been for over a month now
It would seem that there should be a spike in Swedens GDP due to the shut down of the rest of the world.
All those possible errors by Sweden only adds to the point that Sweden's overall herd immunity strategy works.
It wasn't the herd immunity party of their strategy that sucked.
Then came shock as the virus ripped through the countrys nursing homes and hospices.
By mid-April, more than 100 deaths were reported each day in Sweden, while mortality rates were falling elsewhere in Europe.
So, basically, Sweden didn't obliterate their economy in a futile effort to save the lives of 85-year olds in nursing homes.
You’re a chicken little, liberal live in fear mentality because the sky is falling.
Interesting. I thought you were more rational.
I think some subjects, infectious disease being one, are experienced more viscerally by some people, overriding objectivity and rationality.
Screw masks. Hug people. This is a grand scheme to create fear
Dont fear this virus or any bug. Kill them
RE: Youre a chicken little, liberal live in fear mentality because the sky is falling.
What did I say in this thread to merit this description?
I downloaded it.
Did you, maybe, not read the article?
Forget where I saw it, but read a phrase awhile back that has stuck with me. “We are being conditioned to believe freedom is selfish and tyranny is noble.”
“Did you, maybe, not read the article?”
Sweden has more foods fortified with vitamin D than most other countries.
They also tend to spend a lot of time outdoors.
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