Back in early March I wrote on this site that intuition told me when it’s all done and dusted I suspect Sweden will prove to have got it right with what was then described as the herd approach to the corona virus. Now increasingly the serious press abroad is publishing articles from diverse “experts” saying as much.
What’s inspiring these revisionist outbreaks are repeated Covid-19 fresh waves everywhere whereas normal life is now virtually restored in Sweden.
But writing this as I did six months back is one thing; actually having to make the hard decisions with unknown numbers of lives at stake, a task which befell politicians is quite another.
So our government copied what other governments were doing, which doubtless I’d have done had it been my call. That said, we must doff our hats to the Swedes for the courage and boldness of their approach, which had a broad public support.
There were Swedish “expert” critics, but they’ve been proved wrong.
Pending a vaccine, sooner or later we’re all going to have to face up to adopting the Swedes model, failing which society will grind to a halt.
The economic and social devastation lying ahead will be unmatched since the great depression. Continuing with lockdowns every time there’s an outbreak will simply make things worse.