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Was Sweden Right After All?

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ichkeria | 13:25 Wed 16th Sep 2020 | News
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No compulsory lockdown there. Roundly criticised by its neighbours.

However the countries which protected its citizens from the virus previously are now seeing growing numbers of cases while Sweden’s is now by comparison very low.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/sweden-records-its-fewest-daily-covid-19-cases-since-march

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Probably, but we weren't to know. Except, of course, those who apparently knew better than the scientists and the government et al (and still do), but live most of their sad lives on AB, in spite of their wisdom.
And you know ABs live sad lives do you?
Ask this question in two weeks time.
Yes, Sweden probably has got it right. I think it likely that the scaremongerers who insisted that scientific advice was the only way to go were grossly mistaken.
What date is that article? Sweden had a spike in deaths in Stockholm.
You can't really compare Sweden with the UK, as Sweden has a small population and much more space, so their population density is simply not comparable. And they have nothing equivalent to the streets of terraced housing in our industrial towns and large cities. I'm doubtful that, what apparently worked there, would have worked here.
With a population of approx 10m, their deaths per million are quite high.
I think it's too early to say. We will probably all need to be exposed to the virus and either die or recover or not have any sypmtoms. Sweden dhas just done that bit earlier than us
They may well have been correct but did they take no measures at all?
Denmark did pretty much the same and they have got problems
// Yes, Sweden probably has got it right. I think it likely that the scaremongerers who insisted that scientific advice was the only way to go were grossly mistaken. //

Whether or not Sweden has got it right only time will tell, although it's looking good so far, but the second sentence is highly misleading. Sweden's policy on Covid-19 was set by its scientists, not its politicians.
Uk deaths per million =613
Sweden deaths per million = 579

Not much in it really. Theirs is lower despite looser restrictions but comparisons between countries are difficult as we know because of so many factors.
TC there are several that I would assume have sad lives by their bitter twisted know- it-all views on here on a very regular basis. And their continuous boring gloating. I doubt that such people can be happy.

so did Sweden just ignore it and carry on as normal?
Agreed, ff.
No
Sweden did introduce various small-scale restrictions, but the primary difference I think was that it relied on its citizens to observe the measures, and the citizens relied on its government and the independent Public Health Agency, who had the sole responsibility for determining what measures, if any, to take.

It might be said, then, that Sweden's "success" has come from making sure that politicians were kept well away from any of the key decisions at all, and they were left solely to scientists.
But Denmark didn't do 'pretty much the same', did they?
I pity ANY government worldwide to know what to do for the best. It's un-chartered waters for everyone.

My opinion is that UK has not been great at it BUT...I'd have hated to be ones in power making the call. There's so many unknowns with this virus.

I do think tho that the worst is going to be the worldwide economies - more folk will die from poverty after this all crashed than from cover.
I think agree with jim in that I think some countries have been much better than us at following advice and guidance. We seem to have more than our fair share of people who disagree with measures on political grounds because they dislike / distrust Hancock, Johnson etc. Maybe if the government had appointed a cross party committee working with scientists more people would have accepted restrictions.
However you can't leave things just to scientists- from a pure science point have view we could have locked down for 2 years but someone has to say no, that won't work economically or socially

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