Sweden has opted for relatively liberal policies to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
One former state epidemiologist, Professor Johan Giesecke has come out of retirement to act as a consultant to Anders Tegnell and his team at the Public Health Agency which advises the government.
In an interview with Radio Sweden, Johan Giesecke is forthright in his defence of Sweden’s Covid-19 strategy, but admits there have been failings.
Click on the link to listen to the interview.
Related stories from around the North:
Arctic: Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: First Covid-19 death reported in southwestern Finnish Lapland, Yle News
Greenland: COVID-19: Arctic science expedition postpones flight campaign after trainee tests positive for virus, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Norwegian Arctic wilderness tourism hit particularly hard by coronavirus, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Novatek construction site faces fastest growing coronavirus outbreak in northern Russia, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Why Sweden can’t declare a state of emergency over COVID-19, Radio Sweden
United States: COVID-19 pandemic raises hard questions about health disparities, says Int’l Inuit org, Eye on the Arctic