- Oct 30, 2015
Sweden is quite right to be holding investigations into the numbers who died , specifically the deaths in care homes which amount to half its deaths and the fact that the medical system was not prepared for the initial surge in cases without the requisite PPE etc which would have slashed death numbers.Indeed.
Sweden's controversial anti-lockdown strategy resulted in a high death toll and no real economic gain, data shows"They literally gained nothing," an economist told The New York Times. "It's a self-inflicted wound, and they have no economic gains."www.businessinsider.com
Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren tells HEQ about Sweden’s response to COVID-19.www.healtheuropa.eu
Health Minister Lena Hallengren discusses Sweden's coronavirus death toll, the worst by far in Scandinavia.www.aljazeera.com
It killed a lot more people per million of population, than in Ireland. And Sweden still got a bad economic hit anyway.
It looks like a disaster, and the government now has to answer questions.
The numbers dead in Sweden of 5,000 or so is certainly higher than it would have been if they had locked down, of course it would, the whole point of a lockdown is to keep people separate from the virus, if people dont get the virus they arent going to die from the virus are they,
The point of Sweden is that it is on a sustainable path, it is over the worst, it does not have any timebomb imminent as the lockdown countries do where relaxing the lockdown will result will lead to a big upsurge in the number of infections.
The lockdown countries face a prolonged period of additional outbreaks, additional lockdowns, additional deaths as the temporary moratorium on deaths created by the lockdown is removed bit by bit.
Sweden is over it while the lockdown countries are facing this crisis continuing for another year at least.
And when it is over, thats the time to compare the death numbers in every country.