Implement a similar approach to Sweden

There is an expectation that there will be a "second wave" of COVID-19 when there is little to no evidence to support this. SARS dissapeared, and this virus is based on SARs. We also need to stop insisting there will be a vaccine, when there is no evidence of this. What we should do, is implement a similar approach to sweden: keep the vulnerable (those with pre-existing health codnitions, severely obese etc) indoors, and allow the rest of society to resume to build up immunity.

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We cannot keep the country shut-down forever. Even a "new normal" will create signfiicant mental health problems, and economic. Far more people will die as a result of a long economic shut down and as a result of suicides, depression and other mental illness. It should be an individual responsibility in the future as to how one should conduct themselves, with public campaigns advocating morality, but no forced incarceration

by qwertyK on May 09, 2020 at 11:07AM

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  • Posted by Lesley221b May 09, 2020 at 11:26

    No way. This should not be an option at all.
  • Posted by Louisethomson20 May 09, 2020 at 11:31

    Do we know the Swedish approach is working? Are their schools open an masse without a trial period? Has anyone asked our young children their views?
  • Posted by waxwing May 09, 2020 at 11:51

    Social distancing is what reduces transmission. Lockdown is simply a crude way to enforce social distancing and it cannot be maintained long-term. We need to gradually re-open every area of society with social distancing in place, which will indeed take us towards a similar approach to Sweden.
  • Posted by waxwing May 09, 2020 at 11:53

    In reply to Louisethomson20, evidence is still being gathered about the effectiveness of every country's strategy. However, the death rate in Sweden is lower (per million) than in the UK, which is a very positive indication of the success of the Sedish approach.
  • Posted by Slider21212 May 09, 2020 at 14:58

    The Swedish model is irrelevant to the UK where we have a population density 12x higher. Far less likelyhood of contact when you have 24 people per KM2 as opposed to 274 in teh UK
  • Posted by Movingforward May 09, 2020 at 19:37

    Re Slider’s comment. My understanding is that Scotland has roughly half the population of Sweden. We also have a lot of space out with but within easy access of our two main cities. I think that we need to learn to live alongside this horrible virus. We are almost certainly going to have it amongst us for a very long time. There may not be a vaccine for years; there may never be a vaccine ! We must find ways of living with it; protecting our vulnerable people and enabling the rest of society to get back to work and some kind of new normal.
  • Posted by Movingforward May 09, 2020 at 19:39

    Re Slider’s comment. My understanding is that Scotland has roughly half the population of Sweden. We also have a lot of space out with but within easy access of our two main cities. I think that we need to learn to live alongside this horrible virus. We are almost certainly going to have it amongst us for a very long time. There may not be a vaccine for years; there may never be a vaccine ! We must find ways of living with it; protecting our vulnerable people and enabling the rest of society to get back to work and some kind of new normal.
  • Posted by JanS20025 May 10, 2020 at 14:24

    We are going to have to live with this virus. It is not feasible to stay in lockdown. Shield the vulnerable and get back out there. Sweden is very interesting indeed.
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