Too Casual with COVID-19 The High Price of Freedom in Sweden

Many Europeans suffering under lockdowns view Sweden as a role model for how the Scandinavian country has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the price of Stockholm's lax approach has been high.
By Dietmar Pieper in Stockholm
City residents in Stockholm's Södermalm neighborhood on May 7

City residents in Stockholm's Södermalm neighborhood on May 7

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Johan Carlson (right) is the head of Sweden's Public Health Agency.

Johan Carlson (right) is the head of Sweden's Public Health Agency.

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