Sweden sees coronavirus cases drop, after controversially avoiding lockdowns

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on telegram
Telegram

Sweden sees coronavirus cases drop, after controversially avoiding lockdowns.

By Frank Miles | Fox News

Giving credence to the freedom championed by conservatives rather than the safety defended by liberals globally, Sweden continues a downward trend of COVID-19 cases after a much-debated approach kept large parts of society open during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The curves go down, and the curves over the seriously ill begin to be very close to zero. As a whole, it is very positive,” Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said.

People gather on a beach on July 17, 2020 in Gotland, Sweden. (Martin von Krogh/Getty Images)

People gather on a beach on July 17, 2020 in Gotland, Sweden.

While coronavirus cases increase in Europe, Sweden, which had called for its people to take personal responsibility instead of ordering government-mandated lockdowns, on Tuesday reported just two new deaths, bringing the confirmed toll to 5,702.

“With numbers diminishing very quickly in Sweden, we see no point in wearing a face mask in Sweden, not even on public transport,” Tegnell said.

Swedish officials declined to implement strict lockdown measures widely adopted in Europe. Large gatherings were banned, but restaurants and schools for young children have stayed open. The Swedish government has urged social distancing, and citizens have largely complied.

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

“We’ve actually seen a clearly declining trend in the number of patients in intensive care and also in the number of deaths since the middle of April,” said Anna Mia Ekström, clinical professor of global infectious disease epidemiology at Stockholm’s Karolinksa Institute.

People queue to visit the Vasa Museum in Stockholm on July 15, 2020 on the day of its reopening amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (STINA STJERNKVIST/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

People queue to visit the Vasa Museum in Stockholm on July 15, 2020 on the day of its reopening amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

There have been nearly 80,000 cases in the country of 10 million people.

“Now we see one or two deaths a day and very few persons admitted to ICU (intensive care units),” added Jan Albert, a professor of infectious disease control at the Karolinska Institute.

“We are much better off now than we were in April,” he told Euronews.

Sweden defends no lockdown plan; says coronavirus immunity growing

 

Albert acknowledged that medical professionals are working in uncharted territory with the virus.

He concluded: “We know that we’ve had more cases in Sweden than for instance in Norway and Denmark and Finland, our neighboring countries, many more. But whether that means that we are on our way to herd immunity is a big unknown.”

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on telegram
Telegram

Never miss any important news. Subscribe to our newsletter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Enter email to receive ANR News articles, 2 free e-books, plus the Global Health Organisation Report

Donate Now to Help Take Back Our World

$1000 Donation Turns Into $4000 of the New Global Currency

Donate Now to Help Take Back Our World

$1000 Donation Turns Into $4000 of the New Global Currency

OWC (Our World Coin) Sponsorship Offer

If you donate to the Resistance you will receive major incentives.

Such as the following in Our World Coin which lists early 2022.

Plus if you donate over $2500 you will also receive 20% in Bitcoin 2.0