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Is Sweden's 'Herd Immunity Strategy' The Best We Can Do?

•, by Tyler Durden

"Only Realistic Option" Says Foreign Affairs

Herd Immunity Is the Only Realistic Option.. The Question Is How to Get There Safely  say Foreign Affairs authors Nils Karlson, Charlotta Stern, and Daniel B. Klein.

Their articles is entitled Sweden's Coronavirus Strategy Will Soon Be the World's

Swedish authorities have not officially declared a goal of reaching herd immunity, which most scientists believe is achieved when more than 60 percent of the population has had the virus. But augmenting immunity is no doubt part of the government's broader strategy—or at least a likely consequence of keeping schools, restaurants, and most businesses open. Anders Tegnell, the chief epidemiologist at Sweden's Public Health Agency, has projected that the city of Stockholm could reach herd immunity as early as this month. 

In the United States, which has by far the highest absolute number of reported COVID-19 deaths, several states are easing restrictions at the urging of President Donald Trump, who despite bashing the Swedish model, is pushing the country toward something very similar.