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Sweden Flattened the Curve With No Lockdown While NY Failed With a Lockdown

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    Sweden took a very light touch by government in response to the coronavirus, with no mandatory lockdown, only recommendations for safe practices. By the numbers, they performed better on virus deaths than many places that had very severe lockdowns. Sweden took its scientific advice from renowned epidemiologists who stressed the importance of achieving herd immunity.

    The comparison within Europe is to Belgium, a country with a similar population to Sweden and imposed a very severe lockdown. Belgium had twice as many virus deaths as Sweden.

    Another comparison here in the US is to New York, which also imposed a severe lockdown, but had much higher infection rates and death rates than Sweden.

    https://fee.org/articles/why-sweden-succeeded-in-flattening-the-curve-and-new-york-failed/

    The other European country that took the same very light touch was Latvia, and their numbers were even better than Sweden's.

    For good science on the pandemic, NC should look to Sweden and Latvia.


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