Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hmm …

 WHO lauds lockdown-ignoring Sweden as 'model' for countries.


  1. From the article:

    Ryan noted that instead of lockdowns, the country has “put in place a very strong public policy around social distancing, around caring and protecting people in long-term care facilities.”

    “What it has done differently is it has very much relied on its relationship with its citizenry and the ability and willingness of its citizens to implement self-distancing and self-regulate,” Ryan said. “In that sense, they have implemented public policy through that partnership with the population.”

    I'm not certain that a similar partnership is widely possible in the U.S. as things now stand.

    (And on a personal note: one of my husband's oldest friends died of Covid-19 in Sweden two days ago.)

  2. I also assume you've read--in the same article--the higher numbers of infections and deaths from Covid-19 than its stricter Nordic neighbours.

  3. Just because I link to something doesn't mean I'm totally in agreement with it. The idea is to get as much discussion going as possible, since I do think what we don't know about all of this is significantly greater than what we think we know.