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    Default Sweden Has Become The Worlds Cautionary Tale

    Peter S Goodman
    July 7 2020

    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. It has allowed the world to examine what happens in a pandemic when a government allows life to carry on largely unhindered.
    This is what has happened: Not only have thousands more people died than in neighboring countries that imposed lockdowns, but Sweden’s economy has fared little better.


    Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/b...8b0e20e9725adc

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    Default Re: Sweden Has Become The Worlds Cautionary Tale

    Sweden, a country of 10 million people, has suffered at least 5,500 deaths so far. By comparison, the U.S., a country of 330 million, has suffered 132,000. So, by comparison, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the U.S. That's tragic IMHO. I believe a government's first duty is to preserve the security and safety of its citizens. I think Sweden failed its citizens.

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    Its failed experiment is a lesson on how we might have saved ourselves a great deal of anguish by continuing to flatten the curve, rather than lose patience and begin to open businesses and facilities prematurely. Now we are forced to return to square one and begin again.
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    Default Re: Sweden Has Become The Worlds Cautionary Tale

    And this would be a lesson in 20-20 hindsight, if only those deniers and mask-refuseniks would watch the news.

    NEW CASES, July 12, 2020
    Germany: 298
    Denmark: 10
    Norway: 11
    Sweden: 57
    United States: 55,442
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