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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.

Indeed, we won't know the full effects of this strategy for many months, maybe never. But Sweden has had a lot more deaths compared to peer nations. If "being alive" is a good thing, then this is important. The idea is that after you control the initial outbreak, you can do testing and contact tracing to keep local outbreaks under control while the economy opens up.

Obviously, we're not going to do that in this country but Sweden's peer countries are. Those countries are already in process of opening up. Denmark for example is providing universal testing, while schools, bars, and restaurants have reopened with restrictions. Reopening schools has not appeared to have caused a rebound. This is important, because the more time we buy, the better treatments become. Someone who died in March perhaps might be saved in July.
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