- Mar 25, 2012
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- MN and FL
I find it interesting that Sweden is still mostly open and has not taken the severe measures that the other Scandinavian and European countries have. They just went from banning groups of 50 or more down from 500. They are adjusting their strategies on the fly but so far restaurants, pre-schools, elementary schools, sports practices, and businesses are open. High schools and colleges are closed. There borders are still open. People are flocking to the ski areas for the Easter holiday and skiing is a big deal in Sweden with 25% of their population of 10 million participating. It will interesting to see over the next months if their much less restrictive approach will result in more/less deaths, sooner herd immunity, etc. There may be more than one way to respond to this and future pandemics.
The previous ban was for groups of 500. Unlike its neighbors, Sweden has kept schools, restaurants, bars and businesses open. Reports of massive after-ski parties have shocked other Scandinavians.