Sweden Aproach

We need to look at Sweden and how they have handled this. No lockdowns, job losses , no mass borrowing to cover costs. We simply cannot continue to live like this waiting on a vaccine. The WHO have said lockdowns don't work in their new evidence. The consequences will more than certainly outweigh the covid situation

Why the contribution is important

It's important for the mental wellbeing of our society. I really fear for the children thinking this is a normal way of life.

by TCoutts3 on October 11, 2020 at 07:08PM

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  • Posted by Pipkins October 11, 2020 at 19:31

    We need to avoid continually going back into lockdowns but looking to Sweden is a bad idea. Everyone who mentions this seems to think that Sweden had no restrictions in place and at the same time dealt with things successfully. Neither of these points are true. While not having a lockdown they introduced various measures to try to control transmission. They didn't fare very well in this and had a relatively high death toll. It's also a very different society and culture and if we had followed their approach in the UK our death toll would very likely have been even higher. Why look at a country who have done rather badly rather than countries with more successful approaches? For example many Asian countries have had very low death tolls and have opened up their economies much more that we have. New Zealand have done very well too. If we had locked down sooner, controlled our borders and had better compliance from our population on things like mask wearing, social distancing and avoiding crowds then we could be opening everything up now rather than closing things down again.
  • Posted by tommymhastie October 11, 2020 at 19:36

    Sweden got it right. Apart from the same mistake the made as us with care homes. They now have herd immunity and a well functioning economy with a lot less pain than we took through the last 6 months
  • Posted by Bolshygirl October 11, 2020 at 21:34

    We should pay more regard to the health of our economy, like the Swedish did.
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