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Unlike its European counterparts, Sweden did not implement early and strong measures to safeguard its citizens from the pandemic. Instead, the country sought to isolate the most vulnerable in society while taking minimal measures to reduce the spread of the virus through the rest of the population.
However, Sweden’s strategy fared no better than its counterparts’, as it currently has one of the highest Covid-19 mortality rates in the world. Since the pandemic began, it has registered 107,355 cases and 5,929 deaths. On Wednesday, the health service recorded 975 new infections and seven fatalities, which is considerably more than the average during the summer months.
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