Sweden has only 13 coronavirus patients in intensive care and despite surviving lockdown, in the past 10 have averaged only one death per day
- 13 Sweden patients compare with 843 hospitalized in UK, 80 on ventilator
- In addition, an average of 9.3 deaths per day in the UK over the last 10 years have been compared to the same period in Britain.
- This comes despite claims that Sweden’s ‘herd immunity’ strategy was negligent
Sweden has only 13 patients in intensive care and has survived an average of one death per day for the last 10, despite avoiding lockdown.
Stockholm’s strategy of ‘herd immunity’ – once supported by Downing Street – was criticized as careless, for allowing the disease to spread through the population, but data indicate a swift decision.
There are 13 intensive care patients in Sweden (population 10 million) compared to the United Kingdom (population 66 million), the hospital has 843 patients, 80 of whom are on ventilators.
In addition, Sweden has had only one death per day on average compared to the previous 10, while in the UK, 9.3 people died every day during the same period.
Anders Tegenel is considered controversial by many of his academic peers in Europe, but as a hero in Sweden behind Sweden’s coronavirus virus strategy
The nation has recorded 5,838 deaths due to Kovid-19, the fifth-highest rate per capita in Europe, but new infection numbers have been declining since June.
On Wednesday, Sweden recorded 0.06 fewer people per million than the UK, where the figure was ahead of 0.17, due to the reversal of lockdown easing by Boris Johnson.
Epidemiologist Johann Karlsson, who is also the director of the Swedish Public Health Agency, told the Times: ‘Our strategy was consistent and sustainable.
‘We are probably at low risk [the virus] Is spreading compared to other countries. ‘
Officials in Stockholm argued at the onset of the epidemic that the virus would present a long-term challenge and that it would be more beneficial for people to continue about their daily business and develop immunity against it.
The public was urged to work from home, but schools, bars and restaurants remained largely open, and when people are urged to keep 1.5 meters away from each other, Sweden wore masks in shops or on transport Has not demanded.
Initially, scientists described the approach as careless, with some speculating that 180,000 people with a population of 10.2 million could be killed.
While only Belgium, the UK, Spain and Italy have recorded more deaths than Sweden, its total of 5,838 shows how such estimates were overlapped, especially the downward trajectory since summer.
In Stockholm, one person can be seen wearing a mask in a row for a boat ride in July.
A graph shows how the number of new coronovirus deaths per million people in Sweden and Britain has changed
In fact, this week, only seven people have died as a result of coronavirus.
Its progress can be further highlighted by comparing it to Norway, which first introduced a lockdown on the continent, which now has fewer cases per capita than its neighbor.
Similarly, Denmark, which has also imposed stricter restrictions, has seen its infection rate increase more than in Sweden, initially it appears that the virus is at its worst.
A graph showing how the number of people per million in Norway, Denmark and Sweden compares
Other Scandinavian countries have reopened borders with Sweden but increasing cases in Norway mean that some quarantine measures have been restored.
As Boris Johnson sees his own ‘monotshot’ mass testing regime in the UK, the Swedish government has invested many more resources in testing, previously restricted to those at risk and those working on the front line have make.
As a result, it now triples the amount of daily tests conducted three months ago, providing them with anyone with obvious symptoms, while the system of tracking and testing each infected person’s contacts also appears to be working. She gives.