The Swedish Story of Managing COVID Without Social Distancing, Lockdowns, Quarantine, Face Masks or Business Closure
According to a Swedish doctor Sebastian Rushworth, COVID kills fewer people than seasonal flu. He says COVID has disappeared from the emergency room of the large hospital in Stockholm after four months burning through the Swedish population. Sweden took a non-aggressive approach to the pandemic.
With life continuing pretty much as normal, the Swedish economy is understandably in very good shape. Businesses didn’t lay off employees, education was uninterrupted and the Swedish government is not propping up the unemployed.
The Swedes are still testing but the tests return negative and oddly, antibody tests return negative too, but Rushworth has a theory about that.
Of course Swedes died.
Rushworth says trying to avoid the virus merely delays its inevitable spread.
The direction we are heading puts us in and out of lockdown for years to come but Ardern’s government will be loath to admit failure when their election campaign rests on the premise that they successfully handled the pandemic.
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