Stockholm, Sweden last Saturday; Dr. Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergencies expert
Where adults are treated like adults.
“I think there’s a perception out that Sweden has not put in control measures and just has allowed the disease to spread. Nothing can be further from the truth.”
[instead of lockdowns] ‘the country has put in place a very strong public policy around social distancing, around caring and protecting people in long term care facilities.
“What it has done differently is it has very much relied on its relationship with its citizenry and the ability and willingness of its citizens to implement self-distancing and self-regulate. In that sense, they have implemented public policy through that partnership with the population.”
Dr Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organistaioon yesterday.
Previously: Philip O’Connor: Sweden’s Relaxed Strategy