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As of May 28, Sweden reported, on a rolling average over the last seven days, 5.5 deaths per million per day.

Comparatively, Brazil has recorded 4.5 deaths per million per day on a rolling average over the last week, while the U.S. has reported 3 deaths per million per day since May 21.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/29/coronavirus-swedens-gdp-actu......

Sweden has been a disaster, even the guy in charge now acknowledges:

We should have done more, admits architect of Sweden's Covid-19 strategy



Being honest and open to improvement does not mean he thinks it is a disaster. Is he changing the policy, or not?

Yes, Sweden has somewhat more deaths. That is the game plan, there. Less restrictions, allow infections as long as health systems are not overwhelmed. That was everyone's plan, initially, but success in controlling the number of infections and public distaste for letting the numbers go up again has resulted in a new strategy in most countries, which is to suppress infections to a level as low as possible, and then... ummm... Yes, well that's the bug. Then what? Carry on with the restrictions indefinitely, is the only logical answer. In that case, there is very likely to be a rebound in cases, as soon as those measures are relaxed. Or the measures can be kept in place, and there will be destruction of another sort.

The missing data, at this point, regards where each country is in its epidemic. If Sweden were to be a third of the way through, or about halfway to herd immunity, and other countries far behind, then having somewhat higher death rates in the spring might be a reasonable price to pay, rather than get them in the summer or fall or next winter, along with flu and other seasonal ailments. You only win this macabre game if you keep the deaths down for a year, not just 2 months.

As Tegnell says (while modestly and honestly acknowledging he might be wrong): it's a marathon, not a sprint. We (in America) are sprinting, but we may not be able to keep up this pace for much longer.

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