About Sweden and COVID-19
In previous threads, we've held discussions about the results of Sweden's decision to implement significantly fewer economic and social restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 than did other nations. Most of those discussions were conducted without data. We now have data and they are clear.
According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, currently Sweden's infection rate per 100,000 population is 102.1, which is 11% higher than the next highest nation's (Luxemborg - 92.5/100,000) and eight times the average rate of all 30 other nations the Centre's data track (30 nations average = 13.6/100,000). Sweden's death rate (2.6/100,000 population) is also the highest of the nations tracked by the Centre - about 25% higher than the next highest rate (United Kingdom - 2.1/100K), and ten times the average of all 30 other nations tracked (0.27/100K).
Sweden chose not to shut down in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic - chose to keep its economy and society far more open than other European nations - and today its per capita infection and death rates are by far the highest in Europe. As I said earlier, we now have data and the data are clear.