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Day: August 18, 2020

Why Americans Should Adopt the Sweden Model on Covid-19
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Why Americans Should Adopt the Sweden Model on Covid-19

By Gilbert Berdine, MD Figure 1 illustrates the daily mortality attributed to covid-19 in Sweden, New York, Illinois, and Texas. The figure plots the daily number of deaths per million population. This figure illustrates the rise and fall of deaths from covid-19 in four different policy environments. The data were obtained from Worldometer. berdine1.png Sweden: The Control Group Sweden (blue dots) has served as a control group to compare policies intended to decrease deaths from covid-19. Sweden has been unfairly criticized for its policy despite having an outcome more favorable than places with authoritarian lockdown policies. Sweden did not close its schools. Other than stopping gatherings of more than fifty people, the Swedish government left decisions of cl...