In The Australian: Coronavirus: Free-to-roam Swedes ‘flatten curve’.
Sweden’s approach is being criticised, according to the report above (re-printed from the London Times), by a “large number of scientists” because the country has a per capita fatality rate double Denmark’s and more than quadruple Norway’s. Coronavirus and ‘climate change’ are becoming more ideologically correlative by the day – in rhetoric, statism, anti-Americanism and legerdemain. Panic chieftains for both only use “per capita” when it suits them, for example. They delight in claiming the US is now the “epicentre” of COVID-19. But its death rate and rates of death per capita are amongst the lowest in the world. On Sweden again, its neighbours and Britain will certainly suffer casualties from self-inflicted economic catastrophe; these may well make any ‘victory’ of a pandemic management contest entirely Pyrrhic.