Sweden deems its rules effective but the numbers say otherwise. This country hasn’t joined other European countries in imposing strict limits due to the spreading of coronavirus.
Something strange happened in Sweden. Younger children continued to go to school, and schools for older students and universities switched their system and they adopted distance learning one.
People received advice to work from home as much as possible, but hair salons or restaurants have remained open.
The death rate in Sweden is now high, much higher than in other European countries, reaching more than 21 deaths per 100.000 people, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
Other Nordic countries like Norway or Finland recorded less than 4 deaths per 100.000 people, and Denmark recorded 7 deaths per 100.000 people.
- Denmark- 8,773 cases, 422 deaths in a population of 5.8 million
- Norway- 7,449 cases, 202 deaths among its 5.4 million
- Finland 4,576 cases, 190 deaths in its population of 5.5 million
Jan Albert, a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at the Karolinska Institutet, told CNN: “It’s clear that Sweden had more deaths [than many other European countries] up until now, and that’s probably at least in part because we haven’t had as strict lockdown and not a lockdown enforced by law.”