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Corporate Media Continues to Misrepresent Sweden’s COVID-19 Approach

Business Insider reported that “deaths in Sweden have fallen dramatically in recent days and are now approaching zero. Between June 30 and July 6, Sweden recorded fewer than five deaths per day on all days but one. The decline in newly diagnosed cases has been even more dramatic. In late June, Sweden diagnosed more than 1,800 people per day as COVID-19 positive. Today, just two weeks later, only one-sixth of that number are testing positive on a daily basis.”

While the above information may seem like rare praise in the corporate media for Sweden’s approach, Business Insider made sure to focus on the narrative that “ experts are warning that their recent spell of good news does not mean the country's no-lockdown plan was successful, or that other countries should follow its path.”

Since the COVID-19 crisis erupted, Sweden has taken a different approach than most other countries and has been subjected to unrelenting condemnation for thinking and acting outside of the box.

On numerous occasions foreign governments and media organizations have misrepresented Sweden’s polices and statistics.

A non-dogmatic examination of Sweden’s approach would facilitate a more useful examination of COVID-19 crisis.

However, any admission by western politicians and the corporate media that Sweden’s approach has some merit, mainly because of their superb free public healthcare system, will make others look stupid, thus, an honest debate on their approach has been thrown out the window.

Courtesy: Business Insider

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