Category: Sweden

swedish-official-defends-christmas-vacation-to-canary-islands-after-telling-citizens-not-to-travel
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Jan
2021

Swedish Official Defends Christmas Vacation To Canary Islands After Telling Citizens Not To TravelSwedish Official Defends Christmas Vacation To Canary Islands After Telling Citizens Not To Travel

January 03, 2021 9:39 PM ET A Swedish official reportedly defended his decision to take a Christmas vacation to the Canary Islands after advising Swedish citizens against traveling. Dan Eliasson, head of the Civil Contingencies Agency, was photographed sitting in the Las Palmas airport on the island of Gran Canaria, after having warned Swedes not […]

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Dec
2020

What Happened With That Whole Sweden Experiment? Did It Fail?What Happened With That Whole Sweden Experiment? Did It Fail?

December 17, 2020 5:14 PM ET Sweden’s previously hands-off approach to coronavirus policy formally ended when Prime Minister Stefan Lofven began implementing rigid restrictions at the end of November. The country’s cases and death tolls have steadily risen and hospitals in major areas are near capacity. Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf even said his nation’s […]

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Dec
2020

King Of Sweden Says Refusal To Lockdown Has ‘Failed,’ Citizens Are SufferingKing Of Sweden Says Refusal To Lockdown Has ‘Failed,’ Citizens Are Suffering

In his annual Christmas address to the country, Sweden’s king told residents that the nation’s strategy to slow the spread of the coronavirus had “failed,” according to The Hill. In his comments to the nation  Thursday, Carl XVI Gustaf acknowledged that nearly 8,000 people had died since the onset of the virus, and the fatality […]

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mother-in-sweden-suspected-of-holding-her-son-captive-for-28-years-in-apartment
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Dec
2020

Mother In Sweden Suspected Of Holding Her Son Captive For 28 Years In ApartmentMother In Sweden Suspected Of Holding Her Son Captive For 28 Years In Apartment

An elderly woman in Sweden is being investigated by police after a relative discovered her son locked up in her apartment, reportedly for 28 years, numerous sources reported. The woman, who is in her 70s, is being held on suspicion of unlawful deprivation of liberty and grievous bodily harm after the 41-year-old son was discovered […]

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Nov
2020

Top Infectious Disease Expert In Sweden Sees No Signs Of Herd Immunity In His CountryTop Infectious Disease Expert In Sweden Sees No Signs Of Herd Immunity In His Country

November 25, 2020 1:24 PM ET Sweden has not seen any evidence that herd immunity is helping to slow the spread of coronavirus in their country, according to the country’s top expert on infectious diseases. “The issue of herd immunity is difficult,” Sweden’s state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell explained to Bloomberg News during a news conference. […]

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sweden-imposes-partial-lockdown-for-first-time-to-curb-coronavirus-spread
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Nov
2020

Sweden Imposes Partial Lockdown For First Time To Curb Coronavirus SpreadSweden Imposes Partial Lockdown For First Time To Curb Coronavirus Spread

After not employing many of the coronavirus restrictions seen around the world, Sweden is imposing a partial lockdown on bars and restaurants by banning businesses from serving alcohol after 10 p.m., Bloomberg reported. The latest measure is effective Nov. 20 and will require all businesses with a license to serve alcohol to close by 10:30 […]

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celebrating-the-least-corrupt-country:-rwanda
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Sep
2020

Celebrating the Least Corrupt Country: RwandaCelebrating the Least Corrupt Country: Rwanda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture Probably the most objective international ranking of countries according to the extent of their corruption is the annual Gallup World Poll, in which 1,000 or more individuals in each of over a hundred countries are scientifically randomly sampled and asked “Is corruption widespread throughout the government in” their […]

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Sep
2020

Positive COVID-19 Cases Drop In No-Lockdown Sweden, Marking The Lowest Rate Since The Pandemic BeganPositive COVID-19 Cases Drop In No-Lockdown Sweden, Marking The Lowest Rate Since The Pandemic Began

Sweden’s positive coronavirus cases dropped after the country carried out a record number of COVID-19 tests recently, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing Swedish health officials. The country saw only 1,300 positive cases out of 120,000 tests last week, representing a 1.2% positive rate, Sweden’s health agency said Tuesday, according to the Reuters report. The low number […]

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