Sweden, Under Fire For Coronavirus Strategy, Pushes Back On WHO Criticism

However, the country’s Covid-19 outbreak has yet to overwhelm the Swedish state-funded healthcare system, with Tegnell claiming last week that Swedes’ immunity rate is higher than any of its Nordic neighbors and that it is “contributing to lower numbers of patients needing hospitalization, as well as fewer deaths per day,”—an idea that has been met with sharp skepticism from critics. 

Swedish officials earlier this year said the country was on track to attain herd immunity, which experts say can be reached when about 60% of the population has been infected with a virus, but a study released last week that found just more than 6% of Swedes had Covid-19 antibodies by late last month, lower than what state health officials had predicted and hoped for

Forbes Sweden, Under Fire For Coronavirus Strategy, Pushes Back On WHO Criticism