Sweden Sacrificed Lives for its economy. It was a mistake.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/7/1943379/-Sweden-never-shut-down-now-their-death-rate-AND-economy-is-worse-than-their-neighbors?detail=emaildkre

Sweden has famously tried to achieve herd immunity and to avoid economic damage by staying open for business. Not only is their death’s per million people significantly higher than other neighboring countries (and growing), their economy seems to have received no benefit from the extra cost in deaths.

One thought on “Sweden Sacrificed Lives for its economy. It was a mistake.

  1. Deaths per million is a cold statistic. Comparing deaths by relative population is more sobering.

    The US has 33 times as many people as Sweden. So at this point, Sweden’s mortalities would be equivalent to 100,000 deaths here.

    At least the Swedish unemployed don’t have to add medical bills to their problems.

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