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A Comparison Of Lockdown UK With Non-Lockdown Sweden

• by Tyler Durden

Lofven, who has been PM since 2014 as part of a various coalitions, said previous governments and parties were responsible for the lack of equipment.

"All parties have a responsibility in that, because [civil defence] was something that was phased out gradually after the Cold War, so that's three decades we're talking about. Since then, many governments have contributed to this."

A spokesman for the prime minister said last week:

"We want measures that work in the long run, since this pandemic likely will continue for months."

Authored by Rob Slane via,

So far as I am aware, Sweden remains the only major Western country that has not imposed a strict lockdown on its citizens to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. Other than a ban on gatherings of 50 or more people, and advice such as over-70s being urged to stay at home, Swedish schools, shops, restaurants and pubs all remain open. It almost seems to me that the Government there has decided to treat grown adults like they are … well grown adults.