The press conferences of the Swedish Health Agency in Stockholm are increasingly surreal. Every day, representatives of different administrations calmly remind us that the sanitary distances must be respected in public places, that the over 70s must “to protect yourself“, That teleworking is”encouragedé “, travel”not recommended” Rather than imposing drastic containment measures, Sweden trusts its people to comply with these recommendations. High schools and universities are closed, groupings of more than fifty people prohibited, like visits to retirement homes, but overall daily life is hardly disrupted. There is one fact, however, that is changing at great speed: the number of victims of the coronavirus. There were 687 yesterday, 401 April 5, 239 April 1er April, which almost tripled in a week.
Anders Tegnell, chief epidemiologist of this agency, often confines himself