A decent current update on the one nation that opted for no lockdown.
Unfortunately the death rate is still quite high. 217/million and climbing. Ours is 158/million and climbing. Or as a comparison by size, (we are 33 times more populous) Sweden has lost 72,000 to our 52,000 in equivalent impact.
Being a first generation Swede, I can assure anyone, as the link mentions, that spring is a huge deal in Sweden. People will start sunbathing in 50+ degrees. Outdoor gatherings and activities are treated as sacred. After all, the winters are dark, long and cold.
The Swede’s generally, not necessarily universally though, do trust their government and, more importantly in this case, the scientists. Evidently a lot more than we do. This could play out well or not. Their updates and info come from the top scientist and not the Prime Minister, King, or other politicians.