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Sweden used a controversial way to fight coronavirus. Should the US follow?

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Sweden is not enforcing lockdowns to fight coronavirus.
Its leaders think Stockholm will reach "herd immunity" to protect its population by mid-May.
The US could see almost 2 million deaths if it followed Sweden's path.
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Narrator: During the COVID-19 crisis, you've probably heard one term over and over again: herd immunity.
It happens when most of a population becomes immune to an infectious disease, decreasing the health toll on a population and the opportunities for the virus to transmit - and thus survive.
We did it with measles and...
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