Scientist behind Sweden’s covid-19 strategy suggests it allowed too many deaths
Deaths in Sweden, though, have been eight times higher than in Denmark and 19 times higher than in Norway, even though Sweden is only double each neighbors’ size. The outbreak appears to be continuing to course through their society, even while most other European countries seem to have gotten things under control, at least for now. And because Sweden’s economy is tightly bound to the rest of Europe’s, it also has suffered, although not as badly as others.
“Should we encounter the same disease, with exactly what we know about it today, I think we would land midway between what Sweden did and what the rest of the world did,” Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told Swedish Radio on Wednesday.
Tegnell, a gruff, self-confident scientist with a mop of gray hair and an ever-present paper coffee cup in his hand, has turned into an object of fascination both inside Sweden and abroad with his iconoclastic approach to the crisis. He shot down other countries’ attempts to close down their societies as a needless overreaction. He was so …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]