Sweden defends not locking down over coronavirus, but admits failing to protect the elderly

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Date Published: June 6, 2020

Source: CNN

Sweden’s response to COVID-19 was quite different from its neighbouring countries and most places around the world. When the pandemic hit Europe, Sweden imposed light restrictions and encouraged social distancing, but allowed restaurants, bars, and salons to remain open. Sweden’s top epidemiologist and prime minister have since defended their strategy for COVID-19, but admit there is room for improvement, particularly around long-term care homes. Sweden implemented their strategy with the hope of achieving herd immunity, though this theory has been criticized by other experts around the world. The Swedish government announced it will launch an inquiry into its COVID-19 response before the summer.

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Summary by: Roslyn Mainland