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Old 19.01.2021, 13:02
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Re: Coronavirus

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You are both right - the population of Sweden has grown by nearly 10% since 2012 - so more deaths but a lower death rate.

FWIW I think the reason for this lower death rate is a large amount of migration into SE recently - which is predominantly young people dragging down the overall death rate. Comparing it to 2019 is more relevant - obviously since the population has not changed so much since then.
The flip side of that argument is that the immigrant population of Sweden has been disproportionately affected by Covid.

https://lakartidningen.se/klinik-och...%20Nordamerika.

Ultimately we're seeing that following the settled science pre-covid (ie not quarantining the healthy, not mandating masks, using standard health economics and quality-adjusted life year principles) that this holistic and utilitarian approach has not been the "disaster" that the English speaking media likes to portray.
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