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Sweden's Coronavirus Death Rate Nearly Twice That of U.S. as Trump Says Country 'Paying Heavily' For Not Having Lockdown | Newsweek |

On Thursday, President Donald Trump noted the country was "paying heavily" for its decision. "Despite reports to the contrary, Sweden is paying heavily for its decision not to lockdown. As of today, 2462 people have died there, a much higher number than the neighboring countries of Norway (207), Finland (206) or Denmark (443). The United States made the correct decision!."

The country has reported more than 21,000 confirmed cases, including nearly 2,500 fatalities. Its death rate is nearly six times as high as that of Norway (nearly 2.6 percent) and nearly triple that of its other Scandinavian neighbors Finland (nearly 4.2 percent) and Denmark (nearly 4.9 percent).

Sweden also has more than double the number of confirmed cases as Denmark, nearly triple that of Norway and over four times as many as Finland.

Mortality in the most affected countries | John Hopkins |

Swedish PM warned over 'Russian roulette-style' Covid-19 strategy | The Guardian - March 23, 2020 |
'Closing borders is ridiculous': the epidemiologist behind Sweden's controversial coronavirus strategy | Nature |

Number of deaths across the US is not subsiding: last 21 days an avg. of 2200 deaths per day.

Source: Data on COVID-19 by Our World in Data

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 2nd, 2020 at 12:01:18 PM EST
Wot? No "LIBERATE SWEDEN!" all-caps tweet?
by Bernard (bernard) on Sat May 2nd, 2020 at 07:50:11 PM EST
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And now the idiots here are holding up Sweden as a model for opening the economy back up.  The stupid, it burns.
by rifek on Sat May 9th, 2020 at 02:05:28 PM EST
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