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Sweden rethinks COVID-19 herd immunity strategy
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:03:54 PM »
Covid-19 case surge forces Sweden to rethink strategy praised by U.S. conservatives
Nov. 23, 2020, 3:42 AM PST
By Karolina Modig and Bill O'Reilly

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/covid-19-case-surge-forces-sweden-rethink-strategy-praised-u-n1248545

STOCKHOLM — Sweden once found cheerleaders among conservative commentators and activists in the United States for its light-touch approach to the coronavirus pandemic.

But as the numbers of deaths and infections surge, Sweden's government has been forced to introduce much tougher regulations to prevent the virus from spreading.

Beginning Tuesday, the number of people who can gather in public will be reduced to eight from 50. Only eight diners per table will be allowed in restaurants.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven issued a stern warning on Sunday night as he explained the new rules.

"Tonight, in late November 2020, it is clear that it will be some time before we can return to normal," he told the nation in a televised address. "Many have neglected the advice during the autumn."

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