Sweden's decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic led to thousands of more people dying than in neighboring countries — and didn't spare its economy, either. “They literally gained nothing,” one researcher said.
“Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time”
Sweden supposedly demonstrated a better way to address the pandemic than putting the economy in deep freeze. Instead, it is the world’s cautionary tale, suffering far greater rates of death than neighbors and with same economic damage. May story.
"It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself." — Sweden didn't lock down. It had vastly more #Covid19 deaths than its neighbors & equal economic pain.
Sweden's approach was a total failure. Hugely more deaths, no economic benefit. How are there still people stanning this.
“ Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States, 12 times more than Norway, seven times more than Finland and six times more than Denmark.” By ⁦
It's the virus, not the lockdowns, that are hurting the economy. "It’s a self-inflicted wound, and they have no economic gains."
Sweden has captured attention as a supposed better alternative to pandemic response, not putting the economy in deep freeze. Now it is the world’s cautionary tale, suffering far greater rates of death than neighbors and with same economic damage. My story.
“ “Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time.”
"Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States"
Sweden's #COVID19 "freedom" experiment tl;dr: 😢6-12x more death than neighbors. 📉ZERO economic gain. 😷Stopping the virus=saving the economy. It's not cheating (and saves lives) to learn the less hard way.
Another American journalist writing on Sweden, proving he doesn't have a clue what he is writing about. An article full of prejudices, false comparisons and twisted facts. .
Sweden created and participated in an unintentionally well-designed natural experiment, replicated now in Arizona, Texas, Florida. Epidemiologists had it right from the start.
At last someone spells it out “It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself.” Well said ⁦
“One takeaway with potentially universal import: It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself.”
Sweden has had more than six times as many deaths as its locked-down neighbours and its economy appears to be doing just as badly.
So Sweden is a completely failed experiment.
But Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time.
“Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States, 12 times more than Norway, seven times more than Finland and six times more than Denmark.”
Sweden's non-lockdown strategy has been a disaster: higher deaths, but no higher economic growth. Unfortunately it's not really a cautionary tale for us anymore. Our outbreak is actually worse than theirs, in per capita terms.
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale - "Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States, 12 times more than Norway, seven times more than Finland and six times more than Denmark."
SWEDEN. My least favorite #COVID19 topic, but important cuz of their terrible plow-theu approach. Result? “Not only have thousands more people died than in neighboring countries that imposed lockdowns, but Sweden’s economy has fared little better.”
"Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States, 12 times more than Norway, seven times more than Finland and six times more than Denmark." Oddly comforting to know there's at least 1 country even dumber than ours.
How Sweden's "herd immunity" model - which some urged the UK to adopt - has worked out. - A death rate 40% higher than the US. - Unemployment of 9%, economy set to shrink by 4.5%. - No widespread herd immunity, only 7.3% in Stockholm (and may not last).
"Sweden suffered a vastly higher death rate while failing to collect on the expected economic gains." x12 more deaths per capita than Norway, x6 more than Denmark. Central bank projected fall in GDP: NOR -3.9%; DNK -4.1%; SWE -4.5%. See also👇. 1/3
Sweden was supposed to be the example where pursuing a life as usual approach would work against the virus…now 40% more deaths than the US from #COVID19 and a damaged economy. Magical thinking doesn’t work.
"Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time."
“Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time.” via
“Sweden is a country of only 10 million people. Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States, 12 times more than Norway, seven times more than Finland, and six times more than Denmark.” 17/
But what about Sweden, were his last, dying words.
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
"Sweden's grim result — more death and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time."
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
Sweden “literally gained nothing,” said Jacob F. Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. “It’s a self-inflicted wound, and they have no economic gains.” via
“It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself.”
“..... Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time” via
That sound you hear is people burning their "Halvhjärtad: The Swedish Way of Fighting Coronavirus" book proposals
"Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States, 12 times more than Norway, seven times more than Finland and six times more than Denmark." Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
Blown away by this. Sweden literally is the poster child for this and they have as much economic pain as the rest of us. Like what advantage are we balancing? What's the upside? So infuriating.
"Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale - It's decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage."
Sweden is exposed to the whims of global trade. Once the pandemic was unleashed, it was certain to suffer the economic consequences, . “It’s a self-inflicted wound, and they have no economic gains.”
NYT: Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns.
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale: More deaths from Covid-19, similar economic harm to those who locked down. via #covid19 #coronavirus
“Not only have thousands more people died than in neighboring countries that imposed lockdowns, but Sweden’s economy has fared little better.”
"It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself." Swedish example confirms that health versus economy is a false dichotomy
“Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States, 12 times more than Norway, seven times more than Finland and six times more than Denmark.”
"It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself."
_ The false tradeoffs • It’s heath and wealth, not heath or wealth • Trump is pinning his election on the “or” rather than the “and”
"Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time."
“It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself.”
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale - The New York Times
"Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States, 12 times more than Norway, seven times more than Finland and six times more than Denmark."
"In short, Sweden🇸🇪, suffered a vastly higher death rate while failing to collect on the expected economic gains." Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
Let’s not be Sweden...
Pretty sure the US is the worlds cautionary tale
How's that crow taste, ? #sweden #COVID19 #coronavirus Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
This piece is pure lockdown propaganda bulls*** The UK, Italy, Spain, and Belgium all have *substantially higher* per capita deaths than Sweden And economic activity isn’t the only reason to allow people to keep living their lives.
“In short, Sweden suffered a vastly higher death rate while failing to collect on the expected economic gains.” A strong public health response is also the best economic response.
Sweden🇸🇪 Has Become the World’s Cautionary #Coronavirus Tale. Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage, by via #Covid19 #GlobalHealth
"Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time."
"But Sweden is a country of only 10 million people. Per million people, Sweden has suffered 40 percent more deaths than the United States, 12 times more than Norway, seven times more than Finland and six times more than Denmark."
What happens in a pandemic when a government allows life to carry on largely unhindered? “Not only have thousands more people died than in neighboring countries that imposed lockdowns, but #Sweden’s economy has fared little better.” #COVID19
Remember all that Herd Immunity talk and let's do what Sweden did.....ummm
Here is one takeaway with potentially universal import: It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself.
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale - NYT
Sweden has become the world's cautionary tale: a surge of deaths with no economic gains after avoiding lockdown (six times the deaths seen in Denmark & bigger economic contraction) Feel free to share with the anti-lockdown freedom fighters
Saving lives vs. saving the economy is a false choice. You can’t do one without the other!
"Sweden’s grim result — more death, and nearly equal economic damage — suggests that the supposed choice between lives and paychecks is a false one: A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time."
Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns 🦠🇺🇸🇬🇧🔥
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
via surprise? The Swedish experiment was NOT a success! It really is simple. Wear a mask and socially distance.
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage
Fact check : In a new article today on Sweden by It says per capita "Sweden suffered 40% more deaths than the US" No, they are about the same
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale —a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage “Sweden suffered a vastly higher death rate while failing to collect on the expected economic gains.” This is awful for the nation.
I rooted for Sweden's experiment of minimally limiting economic life in response to #COVID19. Looks like it failed. "It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself."
Reading: Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
COVID-19 economics: "Scandinavian consumers are expected to continue spending [due to] social safety nets...Americans, by contrast, [will be] more cautious, knowing hospitalization can [mean] financial calamity”
The Swedish gamble has not paid off.
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
"A failure to impose social distancing can cost lives and jobs at the same time...It is simplistic to portray government actions such as quarantines as the cause of economic damage. The real culprit is the virus itself"
Basically, they have had a ‘mare. “Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale”- The New York Times
Sweden Has Become the World’s #coronavirus Cautionary Tale via
It also didn't ever have explosive growth in cases. Why not compare Sweden with its neighbours now
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale
"In short, Sweden suffered a vastly higher death rate while failing to collect on the expected economic gains."
Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale - Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States & Britain move to lift lockdowns #covid19 #sweden