Daily COVID Deaths in Sweden Hit Zero, as Other Nations Brace for More Lockdowns


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France’s approach is unique, but it’s just one of many countries around the world imposing new restrictions as fears grow over a new variant of COVID-19. One country not making much news is Sweden. Sweden, of course, was maligned in 2020 for foregoing a strict lockdown. The Guardian called its approach «a catastrophe» in the making, while CBS News said Sweden had become «an example of how not to handle COVID-19».

Despite these criticisms, Sweden’s laissez-faire approach to the pandemic continues today. In contrast to its European neighbors, Sweden is welcoming tourists. Businesses and schools are open with almost no restrictions. Data show the 7-day rolling average for COVID deaths yesterday was zero .

Meanwhile, today Sweden is freer and healthier than virtually any other country in Europe. As much of the world remains gripped in fear and nations devise new restrictions to curtail basic freedoms, Sweden remains a vital and shining reminder that there is a better way.

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Source: Jon Miltimore | FEE

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