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The Swedish experiment looks like it's paying off

21 April 2020

7:37 AM

21 April 2020

7:37 AM

Two weeks ago, I wrote about ‘The Swedish experiment’ in The Spectator.  As the world went into lockdown, Sweden opted for a different approach to tackling coronavirus: cities, schools and restaurants have remained open. This was judged by critics to be utterly foolish: it would allow the virus to spread much faster than elsewhere, we were told, leading to tens of thousands of deaths.

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