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How's That Working For You? Sweden's Herd Immunity Strategy Comes Up Fatally Short

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How's That Working For You? Sweden's Herd Immunity Strategy Comes Up Fatally Short

How's That Working For You? Sweden's Herd Immunity Strategy Comes Up Fatally Short

Unlike most European countries, Sweden opted for the 'herd immunity' strategy to battle the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

In April, Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell predicted that by the end of May, 40% of the population would develop antibodies to fight the virus.

Sweden didn't impose a strict lockdown.

Instead, it kept schools, restaurants and bars open.

Instead, it merely asked Swedes to be careful and to enact voluntary social distancing.

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