Sweden’s No-Lockdown Approach to Coronavirus

Sweden [is] bucking the European trend in its response to the coronavirus pandemic by remaining open for business. In this street in Stockholm there’s not much evidence of social distancing. And the shops are open, even though the official advice is to stay at home and work there. Primary schools are open as well, with officials claiming that children aren’t major transmitters of the virus and that, otherwise, somebody else has to look after them. Cafes and restaurants are open too.

16 Responses to "Sweden’s No-Lockdown Approach to Coronavirus"

  1. INGRID C DURDEN   April 3, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Why not ? Do we do this lock down when there is a serious flu going around ? I notice that obituaries now quote ‘died with a positive Coronavirus test” Age 94. Probably died of old age right ? Several people in their 90’s and even a few over 100 recovered from the virus. I think this is indeed some kind of hoax : to make us all scared. What is the government planning ? That is what I would like to see explained !

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    • Heather Howie   April 4, 2020 at 4:59 am

      Ingrid, you took the thoughts right out of my head! I wish more people could see this hoax.

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    • Marcie D'Andrea   April 4, 2020 at 8:48 am

      I agree 100%. People are running scared in the United States because of a virus. I shake my head each day in disgust.

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    • Black Sheep   April 12, 2020 at 12:24 am

      I absolutely agree with you. I have seen two videos by doctors (in the USA) saying that they are required to put Coronavirus as the cause of death on the death certificate if someone dies if they have tested positive. It sounds like they are even doing post-mortem tests. That has never happened before. People dying of 1 or more long-term life threatening diseases, like stage for cancer, they are putting coronavirus on the death certificate. Even if they are in a fatal car accident, if they test positive the cause of death is recorded as coronavirus. The government is planning forced vaccination of everyone. The vaccines will have genetically engineered material. There will be a tattoo that you only get if you are vaccinated and will be used to identify and control people of course. I’m not scared of the virus at all. I’m really worried about the plan behind this ‘pandemic’ they have created. Can I immigrate to Sweden? Please? 🙂

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  2. Joy Metcalf   April 3, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    It seems the Swedes are the only ones with common sense. The death rates across the world have been far, far less than predicted, and certainly nowhere near the 1918-1919 flu pandemic, and business went on as usual.

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  3. sharon   April 3, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    It’s good that Sweden so far has no major outbreak because of their liberal policy, but I live in Singapore where we also tried that approach with good results in the short-term but, not so good longterm. It will be interesting to see what happens in Sweden in the next several weeks.

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  4. zdb   April 4, 2020 at 12:36 am

    How much 5G has Sweden installed?

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    • brian   April 7, 2020 at 5:20 pm

      They have, per my limited research, delayed it for most private users (non-commercial) for a few years. It’s one reason I am considering moving there (my wife is Swedish).

      I called at&t recently and it arrived to NYC February 17th, 2020. A few weeks later, most New Yorkers were forced to work remotely, undoubtedly increasing their wifi usage with remote conferences and cell phone chats, etc. If you check out the at&t coverage maps (and similar maps for other carriers), you can find out if your area is 5g-active. Also, you can simply look at your phone screen and it will tell you.

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  5. Judy   April 4, 2020 at 2:22 am

    I totally agree!!!Judy

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  6. Ro Frederick   April 4, 2020 at 5:32 am

    Really important questions asked by Ingrid. Be good having a factually evidenced reply too; I accept that’s unlikely

    Some how it seems those in the management of the ‘state’ think any stupid ideas will be accepted

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  7. Ro Frederick   April 4, 2020 at 5:36 am

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Really important questions asked by Ingrid. Be good having a factually evidenced reply too; I accept that’s unlikely

    Some how it seems those in the management of the ‘state’ think any stupid ideas will be accepted

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  8. Alexander Lennox   April 4, 2020 at 5:55 am

    There should be no major lock-downs – people only need to behave responsibly – wear masks – surgical gloves. and do not get into a situation where you might be putting other a risk. Tattoo parlour’s should be closed. or ear-piercing should be stopped. etc

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  9. Ruth   April 4, 2020 at 7:41 am

    https://www.therant365.com/post/the-coronapocalypse

    This article clears up the misinformation on a global level. Maybe Sweden will come out on the back side as a super power after the rest of the worlds economy is decimated!

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  10. Linda   April 5, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Actually, just today Sweden has announced that they’re tightening restrictions because their death counts are higher than their neighbors. “Sweden’s government is drawing up new legislation to allow it to take “extraordinary steps” to combat Covid-19, local media have reported, amid concern that its relatively soft approach may be leading to a higher death rate than in other Nordic countries.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/05/sweden-prepares-to-tighten-coronavirus-measures-as-death-toll-climbs

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  11. Slim   April 6, 2020 at 10:13 am

    So we are crippling the US economy to not overwhelm the medical infrastructure…yeah makes sense.

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  12. Mern   April 6, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks for the link, Linda!

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