Is Sweden making the right choice by refusing coronavirus lockdowns?
04/16/2020 // Ethan Huff // Views

Efforts are underway to make Sweden, the last remaining holdout in the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown spree, agree to shut down its economy like every other country in the world and force people to stay at home for the foreseeable future.

A new report put out by Björn Olsen, a professor of infectious medicine at the University of Uppsala, suggests that if lockdowns aren't instituted soon, then "tragedy" is coming to Sweden.

While Sweden has actually fared quite well throughout this crisis, despite leaving open bars, restaurants and other activities, Olsen is convinced that the number of new cases and deaths is likely to jump in the next few weeks due to this "light-touch" approach to the crisis.

"The pandemic comes as a flood on us," he's quoted as saying. "It's like a wall of infection. We will have very high death rates in Sweden, especially in the Stockholm region, and we will see a huge increase in the coming weeks."

Though Olsen isn't sure exactly how many people will succumb to dying from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), he believes that the number will be very high.

"I would not estimate how many I fear could die," he added. "It can be 5,000 or 10,000. What is happening now is that Sweden is heading towards a tragedy."

Critical of the Swedish government's response thus far, Olsen believes that Sweden should have been completely locked down about a month ago in order to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Olsen is particularly critical of Sweden's Public Health Authority, which is led by epidemiologist Anders Tegnell. Tegnell has stated that he and other public health officials were asked not to create public panic, and thus left things as they were for the most part.


"We were asked not to scare people and not panic," Olsen says. "Such a situation was then the case with drastic measures. If we had created some fear, then it would have been good because when people get scared, things get done."

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This is an interesting choice of words by Olsen, who basically admitted that fear is a tool – or better yet, a weapon – that those in charge often use to force a particular agenda on the public. In this case, Olsen is calling for the use of fear to rally public support in Sweden for mass lockdowns.

Now, if you've been paying attention to how these lockdowns are going here in the United States, then you can see that there's likely far worse economic fallout soon to come from these restrictions, which could end up killing more people than the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) ever would have.

This is probably why Sweden decided to just leave things alone, with pretty impressive results. The current infection and death rate there really isn't any higher than surrounding nations – and could, in some cases, be lower – suggesting that mandatory lockdowns may not have made much of a difference there regardless.

Meanwhile, news reports are indicating that the worst-hit areas of Sweden are, you guessed it: the high-density refugee areas. In the "no-go" suburb of Rinkeby-Kista, for instance, the number of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases if off the charts, suggesting that "refugees" and "migrants" are the ones spreading it around, and the only ones who should probably be on lockdown.

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