Corona/Sweden: Tegnell critics are right - statement closures can sit up | world

Swedish exceptionalism in the Corona of a crisis in the criticism. Now, there are also critical voices-in-chief of epidemiologists in the country. Too many peop

Corona/Sweden: Tegnell critics are right - statement closures can sit up | world

Swedish exceptionalism in the Corona of a crisis in the criticism. Now, there are also critical voices-in-chief of epidemiologists in the country. Too many people had died early.

Sweden is in the Corona-crisis* separate path. The country is largely left to drastic measures. For the liberal strategy, there are more and more criticism. Now> state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell comments

Stockholm - He was praised, he was harshly criticised. the Swedish exceptionalism in the Corona-crisis has the world caused quite a stir. In the recent past, the tone was due to increased Infection in the country, however rough. Now, chief epidemiologist for the first time also Anders Tegnell critical words.

Coronavirus in Sweden: exceptionalism in the criticism - Tegnell makes it clear: Too many people died too soon

Because Sweden would have to take place much earlier, more drastic measures to curb the Coronavirus , the Tegnell in a Wednesday Interview, published with the Swedish Radio said. He sees "clear potential for improvement for what we have done in Sweden." In addition, it would have been helpful, "if you would have known better what is for now is to close to prevent the spread of Infection better."

+ Anders Tegnell has been shown now to be self-critical. The Corona measures in the country are put to the test.©AFP / ANDERS WIKLUND

Coronavirus in Sweden: looseness instead of Lockdown

Sweden's liberal way of features in a European comparison, significantly more permissive measures virus containment and relies on the voluntary participation of the population: looseness instead of Lockdown. Schools, Restaurants, or shops, for example, were never closed. The ban on public Assembly is located at a maximum of 50 participants. A ban on entry* only applies to people outside of the EU and the European free trade zone.

+ tvätta händerna - wash your hands. Tegnell as an icon on a poster in front of a Restaurant in Stockholm. The gastronomy in Sweden should be nearly fully open.©AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

Coronavirus in Sweden: Increased infection situation in the country - more than 4,500 Covid-19-Dead

"The strategy has enabled us to have a more open society," says the leader behind the arrangements-standing Tegnell . At the same time, exceptionalism cost but also of human lives. Ultimately, that is the state epidemiologist with the question of whether "to many of Sweden were to have died early". In an Interview, the 64 said-Year-old almost with "Yes, absolutely."

Sweden now receives a much higher infection - such as death rate than its Scandinavian neighbors. So far died in the ten-million-inhabitant country 4.542 Corona-Infected, three-quarters of victims were care-dependent seniors. the Norway (5.3 million inhabitants) recorded 237 Deaths, Finland (of 5.5 million) 321 (Stand: 3. June 2020 / 18 At Source: Johns Hopkins University).

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Tegnell would like to learn from the current Situation. You would come across with the current state of knowledge on the same disease, would be the right way Tegnells view, between the Swedish and the, have smashed the Rest of the world. What are the arrangements in other countries had shown the greatest effect against the Coronavirus pandemic , one could say, however, difficult, since these States have taken many measures at the same time.

head of government Stefan Löfven will be convened in the coming weeks, probably on a Commission to assess the actions of Sweden in the fight against the spread of the Virus. The Opposition had called for such a Commission. Here, the key is to find successes, but also errors. For these sorts of errors will then have to apply to the Tegnell responsibility.

Tegnells German colleague Christian Drosten* manifests itself meanwhile to the ongoing debate of the Corona development in children. The virologist is concerned.

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*merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network

Updated Date: 03 June 2020, 13:35

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