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Sweden as a model

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Printed Date: October 25 2020 at 9:55pm

Topic: Sweden as a model
Posted By: EdwinSm,
Subject: Sweden as a model
Date Posted: September 04 2020 at 12:04am

For comparison data it was interesting that of the Nordic Countries Sweden went for a more open approach while all the others went for stricter lock-downs early on.  On this Sweden is still showing far more deaths than the neighbouring countries.

Because of this more open approach to businesses, it seems that Sweden became a role model for those wanting less of a lock-down in the face of the pandemic (even if political and geographic differences were great). From what I have read on the internet, this support for using Sweden as a model was particularly strong in some groups within North America.   In light of that it is interesting that according to" rel="noopener noreferrer - Worldometers on the 3rd September the total mortality rate for deaths from covid-19 in the USA surpassed those of Sweden.  

The rounding difference is not much as both are showing 577 deaths per million population (against a world average of  112).

I suppose the moral of this is that if one wants to follow a particular model then one must expect to see similar negative results as well as what one might consider the positive aspects.

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