Sweden Now Has a Lower COVID-19 Death Rate Than the US. Here's Why It Matters

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News Story Source: https://fee.org by Jon Miltimore
For months, Sweden was the punching bag of the world's media and politicians.

For foregoing a lockdown, Sweden was declared a "cautionary tale" by The New York Times.

"Sweden is paying heavily for its decision not to lockdown," President Trump tweeted.

"They are leading us to catastrophe," said The Guardian in March, quoting a virus immunology researcher.

Experts and media around the world all seemed to agree, with a few notable exceptions, that lockdowns were the sound approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There's been much less talk about Sweden of late. The reason, it would seem, is that Sweden's strategy appears to have tamed the virus. While countries around the world are experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 outbreaks, Sweden's COVID-19 deaths have slowed to a crawl.

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