Sweden recorded the most coronavirus deaths in Europe per capita over the past week
By: Rosie Perper
Related Seeded Article: (Note-- this article is from April 6th, before the results of Sweden's policy were actually known):
Sweden is developing herd immunity by refusing to panic. By not requiring social isolation, Sweden’s young people spread the virus, mostly asymptomatically, as is supposed to happen in a normal flu season. They will generate protective antibodies that make it harder and harder for the Wuhan virus to reach and infect the frail and elderly who have serious underlying conditions.
See also (h/t Dignitatem Societatis) :
A big sticker of the healthcare services of Sweden was placed on the pavement in Stockholm to instruct
people to remain 2 meters apart. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images
- Sweden recorded the most coronavirus deaths in Europe per capita over the past week.
- Sweden never issued a formal coronavirus lockdown.
The data, first reported on by Reuters, indicated that Sweden averaged 6.25 deaths a day per million people from the virus over the past week. Its per capita coronavirus death toll is among the highest in the world.
Sweden never issued a formal lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the country's coronavirus model relies on personal responsibility and encourages citizens to stay home when they're sick and maintain social distancing when in public.
Most businesses, restaurants, bars, and schools have remained open.