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No, Sweden’s Coronavirus Model Hasn't Failed. Here's Why

Contrary to popular opinion, Sweden’s handling of the coronavirus crisis is not so unusual

David Stavrou
David Stavrou
Stockholm, Sweden
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David Stavrou
David Stavrou
Stockholm, Sweden

STOCKHOLM - Contrary to popular opinion, Sweden’s handling of the coronavirus crisis is not so unusual. Sweden is not a coronavirus-denier, it is not continuing business as usual and it does not seek herd immunity; it is just trying to flatten the curve by social distancing using methods suitable for its society and its political culture. For example, the decisions are made at the professional level and not the political one, most of the directives are recommendations not obligatory orders and there is almost no enforcement through fines or police action.

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