Covid-19: Has Sweden been too reckless in the face of the second wave?

Critics are mounting against the authorities’ strategy in the face of Covid-19, more flexible than elsewhere. Worried, the government has just banned gatherings of more than eight people by law.

When L’Express had met him in Stockholm on October 22, Anders Tegnell, the conductor of the national strategy against Covid-19 still believed that the kingdom had a reasonable chance of escaping “the second wave”. Since then, even if the austere expert avoids using that term, the facts are there, which contradict his optimism.

Contamination up by more than 60% over the past two weeks (compared to the previous two), up to 33 daily deaths in a country of 10.3 million inhabitants … Even if, so far, the situation is not as serious as last spring, Sweden, in turn, is again hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic.

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