Sweden’s prime minister admits the country got its coronavirus strategy wrong
- Sweden underestimated the second wave of the coronavirus, prime minister Stefan Lofven admits.
- The country had predicted that its no-lockdown policy would prevent a second wave of the virus.
- However, hospitals in Swedish cities are now running out of intensive care beds
- “I think that most people in the profession didn’t see such a wave in front of them; they talked about different clusters,” Lofven said.
- The Swedish government is drafting emergency legislation to allow lockdowns and business closures.
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Sweden’s prime minister has admitted that the country misjudged its response to the second coronavirus surge, as intensive care units in the capital Stockholm become overwhelmed with patients.
Sweden recorded 8,088 deaths from all causes last month, the country’s statistics agency announced on Monday. This is the country’s second-highest monthly mortality rate on record, behind the Spanish Flu in 1918.
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told the Aftonbladet newspaper that. “I think that most people in the profession didn’t see such a wave in front of them; they talked about different clusters.”
“It was not like we were not prepared for something to happen again, but no-one could predict that it would be with this strength,” …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]