From a former Swedish state epidemiologist, direct words about the country's coronal line: "The Swedish model may not have been the wisest" | tellerreport.com
Annika Linde, who worked as a state epidemiologist in 2005–2013, tells Dagens Nyheter that the line chosen in Sweden for treating the corona epidemic has not been very good in retrospect.
Critics of the Swedish corona line have now been joined by Annika Linde, a former state epidemiologist who has given an interview to the newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Linde held office from 2005 to 2013 before the current state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell.
Linde admits it’s easy to be wise and admits he had nothing against Sweden’s chosen coronal line at the time the virus was just beginning to spread in society. But he cannot help but acknowledge that one important point haunts the rearview mirrors: The preparation could have been better and the actions chosen different. In the light of current information, Linde would have closed society for a month to give Sweden more time to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus.
That's what I've been saying. You're dealing with a novel virus - surely a wise approach is to be more aware where you stand before acting.- We should have imposed clearly tougher restrictive measures at an early stage. It should have been understood how poorly prepared our health and elderly care was. Closure would have allowed us to prepare, reflect on things, and minimize the spread of infections.