Swedes Now ‘Very Worried’ that Herd Immunity Strategy Cannot Defeat COVID

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Swedes Now ‘Very Worried’ that Herd Immunity Strategy Cannot Defeat COVID
Swedes Now ‘Very Worried’ that Herd Immunity Strategy Cannot Defeat COVID after Months of a 'Lax' Response. image: Twitter

SWEDES are said to be ‘very worried’ that its Herd Immunity Strategy Cannot Defeat COVID.

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Swedish confidence in the nation’s strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic has dropped to an all-time low, with concerns also over the health-care systems ability to cope with demand a major concern.

Sweden’s decision to avoid a lockdown has been controversial from the start of the pandemic, as it coincided with a considerably higher death rate than in the country’s neighbours, Norway. After a relatively calm summer, daily cases have now started to spike and hospitals are filling up- as of Wednesday Novembe 27, more than 200 people were in intensive care.


A recent poll by DN/Ipsos that was published on Thursday showed that 82% of Swedes are either “somewhat” or “very worried” as to whether their health-care system can meet the challenge facing it. Confidence in the authorities’ ability to fight the virus sank to 42% of those polled from 55% in October. Meanwhile, 44% of Swedes fear authorities aren’t doing enough to fight the virus, compared with 31% last month.

“It is quite obvious that the increased rate of infection, combined with the measures that the authorities have taken, has led to a sharp rise in concern,” Nicklas Kallebring, an analyst at Ipsos, told DN.



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