Sweden – a different approach to Covid-19

Posted: July 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

Sweden has been treated like a pariah as it did not implement the lock down. It simply forbade large gathering. How did it went?

Initially it went quite bad – but the numbers are actually a misrepresentation. The number are high as the Government, for their on admission (surprise!!), did not enforce a strict lockdown for elderly people.

Sweden faired worse than its neighbors – but also better than many full lock down states

Sweden 10.2 million -Deaths 5,667

New Jersey (full lockdown) population 9.2 million deaths 15,684

The reality that Sweden came in on average as middle of the pack.

The great advantage is that now there are only 2 deaths per day (similar numbers to flue and other diseases).

The chance of a second wave is low as they achieved the herd immunity.

The GDP fell just by -1.5% while other countries on average -10% and did not need any mega stimulus which saddles the next generations with debt.

So Sweden 1 – rest of the World 0

Lockdowns made little difference to the number of people who have died from coronavirus, a study has claimedResearchers from the University of Toronto and University of Texas found that whether a country was locked down or not was “not associated” with the Covid-19 death rate.

Experts compared mortality rates and cases in 50 badly-hit countries up until May 1 and calculated that only 33 out of every million people had died from the virus…The study found that imposing lockdown measures succeeded in stopping hospitals becoming overwhelmed, but it did not translate into a significant reduction in deaths.

“Government actions such as border closures, full lockdowns, and a high rate of Covid-19 testing were not associated with statistically significant reductions in the number of critical cases or overall mortality,” the study, published in the Lancet online journal EClinicalMedicine, said.”
(“Coronavirus lockdown ‘made no difference to number of deaths but stopped hospitals being overwhelmed”Evening Standard)

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