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Swedish expert says blockade to prevent Covid-19 is ‘crazy’

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Swedish expert says blockade to prevent Covid-19 is 'crazy' 2

Dr. Tegnell, 64 years old, worked at the Swedish Institute of Infectious Diseases from 2004-2005.

`It seems like the world has gone crazy and everything we discussed has been forgotten,` Tegnell said in a program on Swedish Radio on June 24.

Anders Tegnell spoke at an event in Sweden.

Tegnell admitted he misjudged the deadly potential of nCoV in the early stages, but also refused to consider abandoning the herd immunity strategy.

`Just as all drugs have side effects, measures to fight the pandemic also create negative effects,` he explained, adding that for competent authorities,

But Sweden currently has one of the highest Covid-19 death rates in the world when compared to countries with a death toll of more than 100,000 like the US, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Sweden recorded more than 5,000 deaths out of a total of more than 62,000 infections.

Instead of closing schools, shops and restaurants, Sweden kept many places open.

Swedish expert says blockade to prevent Covid-19 is 'crazy'

Customers at a cafe in Stockholm, Sweden, April 22.

Epidemiologist Tegnell also advised people not to use masks, while opinions defending this point of view have little scientific evidence.

Tegnell’s basic stance is that Covid-19 will disappear any time soon, meaning that sudden or strict lockdowns will ultimately be ineffective in addressing the long-term threat.

The Swedish epidemiologist said that he `looks forward to a more serious assessment` of what Sweden has done to respond to the epidemic.

The Swedish Parliament has agreed to establish a committee to evaluate the government’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, the results of which will be announced in early 2022. Recent polls show voter support

Mai Lam (According to Bloomberg)

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