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Coronavirus: Sweden's chief health official ‘admits to flaws' in relaxed pandemic response

28 days ago   |   By The Week

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Leading epidemiologist says too many Swedes have died following decision not to lock down
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:22pm
Sweden's chief epidemiologist has admitted that the country should have handled the coronavirus outbreak differently in a radio interview today.
Anders Tegnell, who Politico says “long championed Sweden's liberal lockdown policies”, told broadcaster Sveriges Radio that too many Swedes have now died from Covid-19 for...
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Swedish epidemiologist admits to flaws in country's coronavirus response

Swedish epidemiologist admits to flaws in country's coronavirus response

28 days ago   |   By Politico

Sweden should have handled its coronavirus response differently, the country's chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told broadcaster Sveriges Radio in an interview today.
Tegnell, who had long championed Sweden's liberal lockdown policies, said too many people had died from COVID-19 to justify the country's looser pandemic approach.
“If we would encounter the same disease , with exactly what we know about it today, I think we would land midway between what Sweden did and what the rest of the world did,” he said.
The remarks came as a surprise, given his strong criticism of the harsh...
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