Sweden: so much for Herd Immunity and Light Touch pandemic policies

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“Instead of following evolving evidence, the [Swedish] FHM has doubled down and defended its approach without reconsidering the assumptions on which the failed national approach is based. It has downplayed the roles of asymptomatic spread, aerosol transmission, children as potential source of infection, and the use of face masks. It has maintained an approach that mainly builds on recommendations to take voluntary actions, guided (in our view) more by public opinion than by sound public health policy. “

Lancet article


If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is one simple graph like this worth?

Graph courtesy of OurWorldinData.org

** This post was originally published on April 20, 2021 **