Lack of lockdown increased COVID-19 deaths in Sweden, analysis finds

Lack of lockdown increased COVID-19 deaths in Sweden, analysis finds
Sweden's controversial decision not to lock down during COVID-19 produced more deaths and greater healthcare demand than seen in countries with earlier, more stringent interventions, a new analysis finds. But Sweden fared better than would be expected from its public-health mandates alone, roughly similar to France, Italy and Spain—countries that had more stringent measures but adopted them after the pandemic took hold there.