Sweden’s herd immunity hopes dashed by second coronavirus wave – Business Insider

  • Sweden’s chief epidemiologist has admitted that the country is now experiencing a second wave of coronavirus despite predicting that the country’s no-lockdown policy would prevent another surge.
  • Tegnell had suggested that case numbers would be “quite low” in the autumn compared to other European countries which imposed lockdowns.
  • However, the latest figures show Sweden is experiencing higher levels of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths than its neighbours, relative to population size.
  • “We see community spread in many regions simultaneously right now,” Tegnell said, according to Reuters.

Source: Sweden’s herd immunity hopes dashed by second coronavirus wave – Business Insider