Note: The lockdown protesters had cited Sweden as their model, low numbers, no lockdown, life as usual, then it happened as it is happening across white rural America among the less educated who watched Fox News: COVID death and massive infection rates.
Here in Michigan, low COVID numbers in the North are leading to an unlock in a few days. Problem is, counties with low numbers in fact have very low population and very poor access to medical care and now soaring COVID numbers, as with Sweden, based on a small population.
Look to New Zealand, 21 dead and COVID gone. They locked down totally, few died, but they didn’t have a reality TV fake for a national leader.
From Business Insider:
Skeptical experts in Sweden say its decision to have no lockdown is a terrible mistake that no other nation should copy
- More than 2,000 experts across Sweden in April urged the country to change its unusual decision not to have an enforced coronavirus lockdown.
- Its death toll is now among the highest in the world, and some of those experts told Business Insider they remain convinced the plan is a historic mistake.
- “This is not an example to follow. I don’t want thousands of people around the globe to start dying,” one science professor said.
- They say much of Sweden’s advice is out of step with other countries: on masks, on the risks to children, and on who should self-isolate.
- They are urging Sweden to test more so it can better understand its outbreak and give information to the rest of the world.
Business Insider: Sweden’s strategy for dealing with the coronavirus means it has never had a lockdown.
Instead it allows people to go to parks, restaurants, and keeping working, while encouraging but not enforcing social distancing.
But it has sparked alarm among some experts who point to the country’s high death toll, the effects on vulnerable groups, and what they say is an approach that ignores much of the best research on COVID-19.
But the letters did not change government policy. Sweden’s death toll is now among the highest in the world, and its average death toll from May 13 to May 20 was the highest in the world on a per capita basis.
They said they hope no other countries try to imitate Sweden, which anti-lockdown protesters and some US politicians have held up as an example of a better approach.
“So I don’t that it’s something that anyone should copy.” Read more..