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WHO lauds lockdown-ignoring Sweden as a model for countries going forward
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of New York Post

New York Post, April 29, 2020
Posted: May 3rd, 2020

The World Health Organization lauded Sweden as a model for battling the coronavirus as countries lift lockdowns after the nation controversially refused restrictions. Dr. Mike Ryan, the WHOs top emergencies expert, said Wednesday there are lessons to be learned from the Scandinavian nation, which has largely relied on citizens to self-regulate. Ryan noted that instead of lockdowns, the country has put in place a very strong public policy around social distancing, around caring and protecting people in long-term care facilities. What it has done differently is it has very much relied on its relationship with its citizenry and the ability and willingness of its citizens to implement self-distancing and self-regulate, Ryan said. In that sense, they have implemented public policy through that partnership with the population. He said the country also ramped up testing and had adequate capacity in hospitals to handle any outbreaks. I think if we are to reach a new normal, Sweden represents a model if we wish to get back to a society in which we dont have lockdowns, Ryan said. The country, which has a population of 10.3 million, has seen more than 20,300 cases and 2,462 deaths as of Thursday afternoon far higher than its Nordic neighbors, which implemented stricter containment measures, the latest data shows.

Note: Almost every other major media article criticizes Sweden for its approach, which is supported by more than 80% of Swedes. And almost every news article compares them to other Scandinavian countries, which are doing much better than Sweden, but fails to mention its neighbors France, Belgium, and the UK, which have locked down, and are doing much worse than Sweden. Yet even the New York Times has admitted their economy will fair better than most other countries. For more, see concise summaries of revealing news articles on the coronavirus from media sources.

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