Leading Sweden’s lock-down strategy in the spring, senior epidemiologists have been following the government’s predictions that more concessions would mean that a slight second wave would be grossly wrong.
The clever press conference by Anders Tegnel was overshadowed by an overlapping press conference by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lਫfven on Thursday, where new scenarios developed by the Public Health Agency were announced.
“There’s definitely been a footfall, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people in the government have lost faith in the public health agency,” said Nicholas Elliott, a professor of associate politics at the University of Southampton in Stockholm.
“In some ways, we’ve got exactly the same level of virus spread in the spring, and it’s very clear that Tegnael’s strategy is as counterproductive as you want it to be.”
Dr. Tegnel has always insisted that his public health agency never move forward. Herd survival strategy, But he repeatedly suggested in the summer that his supporters in Norway, Finland and Denmark would face a difficult task in the winter because of low levels of immunity in their populations.
This month, however, the death toll in Sweden has begun to rise again above its Nordic neighbors, with Kovid-19 resulting in 630 deaths so far. That’s ten times the per capita mortality rate in Norway – where only 30 Coved-19 deaths were recorded between October 28 and November 25.