While the whole world is quarantined, people in Sweden live as if nothing were. The only question is: for how long?
Specifically, this means that restaurants, bars and even elementary schools are still open. The authorities appeal to people’s reason. They also argue that there is no evidence that children can infect adults.
Swedes don’t want to give up their freedom
Johan Giesecke, former epidemic officer in Sweden, defends the measures. The aim is to keep the pandemic at bay, but to keep the system going. Despite all freedom, hospital beds are being prepared. Because the Swedish health experts do not agree. Frederik Elgh of the Jönköping University, for example, criticizes the relaxed measures.
Christian Stichler, ARD correspondent, told ZiB2 on Wednesday that Sweden has an extremely modern health system. The measures are based on facts. However, the numbers are now worrying. The corona dead have doubled within 24 hours. However, according to current government surveys, over 70 percent continue to agree. The reason: The Swedes are happy that they can keep their freedom and continue skiing. Especially now during the Easter holidays. How long the Swedes will drive the “liberal course” remains to be seen. The criticism is growing slowly.
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