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The World Health Organization said lessons could be learned from Sweden – now deaths are increasing

Swedish politics of keeping schools, restaurants and businesses open while at the same time practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic was considered bold, but COVID-19 now has the highest deaths per capita in Europe. According to the online publication Our World in Data, the daily death toll in Sweden per million people is 8.71 compared …

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Lockdown protesters shout “Be like Sweden” – but the Swedes say they miss the point

STOCKHOLM – Sweden is known for its socialized health care, progressive tax system and liberal social policies and rarely finds cheerleaders among conservative commentators and activists in the United States. But an unusual slogan was discovered on homemade posters during anti-lockdown protests last month: “Be more like Sweden.” Republican Party celebrities and commentators who support the GOP have praised Sweden …

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No suspension in Sweden, but Stockholm has seen “herd immunity” in weeks

Do you remember how it felt? People enjoy the warm spring weather in Hornstull in Stockholm on April 21, 2020 during the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND Its neighbors closed borders, schools, bars and shops when the coronavirus pandemic swept through Europe, but Sweden went against the grain by keeping public life as unrestricted as possible. The strategy, which …

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Sweden challenges Trump – and the scientific mainstream – by refusing to block him

But not Sweden. There are restaurants and bars, playgrounds and schools in the Nordic country, and the government relies on voluntary measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. It’s a controversial approach that has caught President Donald Trump’s attention. “Sweden did that, the herd, they call it the herd. Sweden is suffering very, very badly,” Trump said on Tuesday. However, …

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Corona virus? Pandemic? For many in Sweden, life goes on as usual.

“Is it really that bad?” Sandra Bergkvist, a 28-year-old grocer from nearby Akersberga, asked rhetorically when she was enjoying a beer with a group of friends. “Of course we are concerned about people in the risk groups, but it would not have been so hysterical without the media.” Even Swedes in high-risk groups didn’t seem to be so worried. Margareta …

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Sweden is at odds with the Corona virus fight in Scandinavia

STOCKHOLM – When the coronavirus entered the Scandinavian countries, Norway and Denmark tried to limit their borders to contain the outbreak. Sweden, her neighbor, took a decidedly different route. While Denmark and Norway closed their borders, restaurants and ski slopes closed and told all students to stay at home this month, Sweden only closed its high schools and colleges, kept …

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