Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said he believes the country’s Covid-19 strategy is correct. But far greater numbers of Swedes have tested positive than elsewhere in the Nordic region, where lockdowns were imposed. Photo: AFP

Sweden’s PM defends coronavirus strategy, as herd immunity remains elusive

  • Sweden’s mortality rate per 100,000 is higher than the US, but despite more exposure to Covid-19, it is a long way off achieving widespread immunity
  • Academics have lambasted Sweden’s approach, calling for measures to save lives, such as using face masks and quarantines
Topic |   Sweden
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said he believes the country’s Covid-19 strategy is correct. But far greater numbers of Swedes have tested positive than elsewhere in the Nordic region, where lockdowns were imposed. Photo: AFP
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