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Sweden’s chief scientist admits lessons have been learned over no-lockdown policy

May 7, 2020


Sweden’s decision to avoid a strict lockdown like its European neighbors drew global attention and was not without controversy.

But now the country is past the peak of infections, its chief epidemiologist says, and there are few actions he would have done differently — apart from how elderly care homes were prepared for the outbreak.

“I don’t think anybody who is really thinking that much about this, is really sure about any strategy, because we’re all doing something that nobody did before,” Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s state epidemiologist who has led the country’s coronavirus response, told CNBC Thursday.

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