Monday 13 July 2020

Sweden: deaths and infections with Covid-19 have now fallen a long way, without a lockdown


"Between June 30 and July 6, Sweden recorded fewer than five deaths per day on all days but one. The decline in newly diagnosed cases has been even more dramatic. In late June, Sweden diagnosed more than 1,800 people per day as COVID-19 positive. Today, just two weeks later, only one-sixth of that number are testing positive on a daily basis." 

This is from the left of centre Business Insider, which then says Sweden's policy has been a big failure because eleven times more people died in Norway per capita. This is true and it's to a large extent because Norway and Sweden had very different records on old people in care homes, who were not affected by lockdown or lack of lockdown. In any case the numbers of deaths in Sweden so far this year were fewer than in several recent years.

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