Sweden’s coronavirus strategy: Is the older generation paying the price?

By Mary Colombel  & Katy Dartfor

With no strict lockdown and less stringent restrictions than elsewhere in Europe, Sweden has taken what its state epidemiologist refers to as a “low-scale approach” to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But a nurse in a hospital in Nynäshamn, south of Stockholm, has argued that it is Sweden’s older generation that is paying the price.

One-in-three coronavirus deaths in Sweden has taken place in care facilities for the elderly and Anders Tegnell, state epidemiologist and the architect of the country’s approach, is alarmed.

“We see an increasing amount of cases in elderly homes and, of course, as we all know, that’s the vulnerable part of the population, the part of the population that gets really ill and that’s also where we have the mortality and that’s a very unfortunate development,” Tegnell said.

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