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Coronavirus: Sweden and the UK compared

Robert Henderson

Sweden is hated by the countries which have locked down . The lockdown merchants have every reason to fear comparison between their countries and Sweden. I have done a comparison between the UK and Sweden, viz:

UK population 68.021,298 https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/uk-population/

Swedish population 10,123 ,190 https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/sweden-population/

68,021,2898 divided by 10,123,190 means the UK has 6,7 times the population of Sweden

UK infections 1,134, 356 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

Swedish infections 177,355 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/

177, 355 times 6.7 = 1, 183,2785

UK deaths 51,766 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

Swedish deaths 6,164 Sweden  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/

6164 times 6.7 = 41,29,88

Hence pro rata Sweden has

a slight;y higher rate of infection – which could be ascribed to carrying on more normally than the UK


a considerably smaller death rate – approximately 10,000 less than the UK . This maybe because Sweden was better prepared generally for the virus, has a better healthcare system (eg more doctors and nurtures pro rata than the UK) or did not fall into the trap of neglecting the of care homes

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