Data, Sweden - COVID-19. Which Sweden Do You Want to Believe In? The measures taken by Sweden to curb the COVID-19 pandemic have polarized the media.
Sweden, it seems, is like the elephant being examined by the blind men. There is so much to appraise that we can all come away with different conclusions on how it has handled the pandemic. And we can choose to which orange we want to compare Sweden’s apple: the rest of Scandinavia, Europe more broadly, or even the province of Quebec. Sweden is an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord that satiates everyone’s taste for how the pandemic should be managed, and the coverage of its approach is often woven with misinformation and decontextualization.
Before I dove into the so-called “Swedish experiment,” I had heard dire warnings. Sweden is not Hell The claim that Sweden was playing Russian roulette by betting on herd immunity--by essentially letting the virus run its course--was wrong. Architect of Sweden’s no-lockdown strategy insists it will pay off. Sweden’s unique strategy to deal with coronavirus will ensure it has only a small second wave of cases unlike other countries that could be forced to return to lockdown, according to the architect of the contentious policy.
Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s state epidemiologist who devised the no-lockdown approach, estimated that 40 per cent of people in the capital, Stockholm, would be immune to Covid-19 by the end of May, giving the country an advantage against a virus that “we’re going to have to live with for a very long time”. “In the autumn there will be a second wave. Sweden will have a high level of immunity and the number of cases will probably be quite low,” Mr Tegnell told the Financial Times. “But Finland will have a very low level of immunity. Will Finland have to go into a complete lockdown again?” Sweden and Mr Tegnell are under the global spotlight as their response to the pandemic has made them a global outlier. Yahoo fait dÃ©sormais partie de VerizonÂ Media.
Sweden has now overtaken the UK, Italy and Belgium to have the highest coronavirus per capita death rate in the world, throwing its decision to avoid a strict lockdown into further doubt.
According to figures collated by the Our World in Data website, Sweden had 6.08 deaths per million inhabitants per day on a rolling seven-day average between May 13 and May 20. Sweden Coronavirus: 32,172 Cases and 3,871 Deaths - Worldometer. Screenshot 2020 5 14 Total confirmed COVID 19 deaths. Screenshot 2020 5 14 Daily confirmed COVID 19 deaths per million, rolling 7 day average.
Coronavirus and the Sweden 'Herd Immunity' Myth. For countries battling the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden sets a seductive example.
While the world’s biggest economies have shut down, one small, well-governed Scandinavian country has allowed most businesses to stay open. The strategy apparently relies on “herd immunity,” in which a critical mass of infection occurs in lower-risk populations that ultimately thwarts transmission. But the reality is not so simple for Sweden. Government authorities there seem to be for this strategy, then against it, then for it again if the data look promising. And it’s dangerous to assume that even if the strategy works in Sweden, it will work elsewhere. In Sweden, business is not actually proceeding as usual. The results have been mixed. It is too early to tell whether the approach has worked. Even if we had perfect knowledge of the Swedish case, there are huge risks with copying the strategy in a country like the United States.
Swedish city covers park in chicken poo to stop covidiots from partying. Officials in Lund, Sweden, are using a crappy but brilliant tactic to play the role of party poopers in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
They’re quite literally dumping poop — that is, chicken poop — all over the city’s park to ruin a major festival. City leaders say they’re using the drastic measure to stop feather-brained locals from flocking to the park for Walpurgis Night, an annual spring festival that involves bonfires and drinking. The festival is also commonly referred to as Valborg. Sweden has tried and largely struggled to endure the COVID-19 threat by using the honour system, rather than government-enforced lockdowns, to encourage social distancing. But as cases pile up and citizens continue to ignore public health advice, some politicians are looking for other ways to discourage “covidiots” from putting others at risk. Story continues below advertisement That’s why city officials in Lund opted to dump on their own park. Questions about COVID-19?
— With files from Reuters. What you need to know about Sweden's new social distancing guidelines. "Everyone in Sweden has a responsibility to prevent the spread," the Public Health Agency's general director Johan Carlson said in a statement announcing the new guidelines.
"The new general advice means that larger contexts should be avoided where several people meet, such as parties, weddings and other events. It is also important that people keep a distance from one another at, for example, sports venues, gyms, shopping malls, in public transport and other locations. " What do I have to do as an individual? The new guidelines state that every person in Sweden must "keep a distance" from others in indoor and outdoor locations such as shops, offices, museums, libraries, and waiting rooms. These recommendations also apply to public transport, and the agency advises that individuals avoid travelling in rush hour and avoid all non-essential travel. What does 'keep distance' mean? A Tale of Two Countries: Sweden, Germany take different COVID-19 approaches. Sweden Faces Coronavirus Without Lockdown. STOCKHOLM — She stood leaning on her cane, briefly resting among dozens of bubbly young Swedes out enjoying one of the first sunny spring days of the year.
“I’m trying not to get too close to people,” said Birgit Lilja, 82, explaining that she had left her house to pick up a new identity card in person. “But I trust them to be careful with me.” Trust is high in Sweden — in government, institutions and fellow Swedes. When the government defied conventional wisdom and refused to order a wholesale lockdown to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus epidemic, public health officials pointed to trust as a central justification. Sweden records deadliest week of century after resisting lockdowns. Sweden recorded its deadliest week of the 21st century after controversially resisting coronavirus lockdown measures, according to a report.
There were at least 2,505 Swedes who died between April 6 to April 12, amounting to 358 fatalities per day, Swedish outlet The Local reported. “It’s important to clearly state that these are preliminary statistics, and that the death toll, especially for the most recent weeks, will be revised upward,” said Tomas Johansson of Statistics Sweden, a government agency that compiled the figures. People visit the Raslambshovsparken Park in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday April 18, 2020. Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images Up Next Nearly 170 employees from New York’s court system have been... Sweden Mortality Rate (COVID-19) Sweden: Nursing Homes & Treatment & Prevention (COVID-19) -- Treatment & Prevention (COVID-19) COVID-19.