Giving credence to the freedom championed by conservatives rather than the safety defended by liberals globally, Sweden continues a downward trend of COVID-19 cases after a much-debated approach kept large parts of society open during the coronavirus pandemic. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE “The curves go down, and the curves over the seriously ill begin to be very close to zero.
Sweden has often been considered a leader when it comes to global humanitarian issues, regarded as a beacon of light in areas such as accepting refugees and working against global warming. In the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden has also created interest around the world by following its own path of using a “soft” approach – not locking down, introducing mostly voluntary restrictions and spurning the use of masks.
Sweden famously took a totally different approach to its Nordic neighbours in trying to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Swedish strategy allowed people to keep living largely as normal. Stores and restaurants remained open – so too did many schools.
Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage – a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns. LONDON – Ever since the coronavirus emerged in Europe, Sweden has captured international attention by conducting an unorthodox, open-air experiment.
Sweden now has among the highest per capita death rates from Covid-19 in the world. Why? The answer is simple. Sweden was lax in its implementation of protective measures in the face of the outbreak, refusing to implement broad stay at home orders for residents, or to enforce recommendations to wear masks or social distancing measures.
There was a familiar refrain from political commentators on certain corners of the internet in the early days of the pandemic – a three-word slogan in the vein of ‘Get Brexit Done’ that popped up wherever people felt the government’s lockdown plans impinged on their rights: what about Sweden?
The Swedish economy expanded at a far superior rate than many of its European counterparts over the first three months of the year, data published Friday showed, following the government’s decision not to impose a full lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
It was just a few days after the ban on visits to his mother’s nursing home in the Swedish city of Uppsala, on 3 April, that Magnus Bondesson started to get worried.”They [the home] opened up for Skype calls and that’s when I saw two employees.
Coronavirus, cosa sta accadendo in Svezia? Esplodono i contagi, il mancato lockdown fa pagare un conto salato a Stoccolma
In Svezia, unico Paese europeo a non aver adottato alcun tipo di lockdown, la diffusione del coronavirus inizia a preoccupare le autorità sanitarie. Nelle ultime 24 ore il Paese scandinavo ha fatto registrare quasi 12.000 contagi e superato i 1200 morti. Una cifra importante considerati i suoi dieci milioni di abitanti.
‘Nella civilissima e democraticissima Svezia, dove tutti pagano le tasse, chi ha più di 80 anni rimane fuori dalla terapia intensiva e muore’, così il il virologo Roberto Burioni ha commentato un documento interno della sanità scandinava in cui si indicano ai medici alcuni criteri per stabilire a chi dare priorità per assegnare i posti nelle terapie intensive degli ospedali durante l’emergenza coronavirus.