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- Feb 24, 2014
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Some countries are eying Sweden's 'light-touch' Covid response. It's a gamble that could backfire | CNN
An expert on the spread of Covid-19 proclaimed the pandemic in Sweden was essentially over, as research suggests Swedes could be building immunity. Such comments have emboldened governments flirting with the idea of adopting Sweden's "light-touch" approach.
After a deadly spring and summer, the situation in Sweden appeared under control — its infection rate is around 38 cases for every 100,000 people, EU data shows. In the UK, it's around 87 and in Spain it's 320.
Cue the usual covid lockdown doomsayers coming into this thread, and proclaiming Sweden had a high death toll (even though Belgium's was higher, and they practiced lockdowns) even though most of Sweden's deaths were from elderly patients in nursing homes.