‘……..18 months after the pandemic, Sweden has had fewer excess coronavirus deaths compared to most of Europe.
Sweden has 7.7 percent more deaths in 2020 than its average for the preceding four years. Countries that have enforced several periods of strict lockdowns, such as Belgium and Spain, have had an excess mortality of 16.2 percent and 18.1 percent, respectively. Overall, 21 of the 30 countries with available statistics has higher excess mortality compared to Sweden.
Sweden’s government and health authority have acknowledged that they could have done more to protect Sweden’s elderly. But they did what they could to suppress the pandemic while also ensuring that the citizens aren’t stuck at home and unable to work because of oppressive measures like lockdowns.Lockdown-free Sweden has fewer excess coronavirus deaths than most of Europe – Dr. Eddy Bettermann MD