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Christian Christensen retweeted
12) "Lessons learned from the first wave, with a high number of infected, was insufficient to meet the expected second wave of contagion. Very little of other countries' experiences was used to address the more contagious alpha and delta variants when they reached our country."
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Christian Christensen retweeted
10) Swedish pandemic strategy has likely contributed significantly to Sweden's higher infection, disease and death rates compared with Denmark, Norway, Finland" and "the Swedish pandemic strategy did not sufficiently take into account limiting import infection at an early stage."
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Christian Christensen retweeted
9) "Several studies have also shown that visors/face-masks reduce droplet spread from infected and also protects the carrier of face-masks from inhaling infectious aerosols. During the pandemic many countries, but not Sweden, have required the use of face-masks outside the home."
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Christian Christensen retweeted
4) "In other cases, information from [Sweden's Public Health Agency] been contradictory and subjective. One example is FHM's objection to use of facemasks, as well as early disregard of the risk that individuals with presymptomatic or asymptomatic infection could be contagious."
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Christian Christensen retweeted
3) "The extensive morbidity and high mortality rate Sweden experienced during the first two waves of the pandemic were primarily due to measures that were too lenient and too late to prevent the initial spread of infection."
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1) The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has released its report on Sweden's handling of the COVID outbreak, and, like the earlier report from the Corona Commission, they argue that the national handling of the pandemic was late and insufficient. Here are a few main takeaways...
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3) "The extensive morbidity and high mortality rate Sweden experienced during the first two waves of the pandemic were primarily due to measures that were too lenient and too late to prevent the initial spread of infection."
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4) "In other cases, information from [Sweden's Public Health Agency] been contradictory and subjective. One example is FHM's objection to use of facemasks, as well as early disregard of the risk that individuals with presymptomatic or asymptomatic infection could be contagious."
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5) "In the care of elderly, lack of preparation is a contributing factor to high mortality rate in Sweden (...) and a lack of "sufficient insight into airborne infection, and thus the need for mouth protection/face mask use by everyone in contact with the elderly."
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6) "Unlike most countries in the world, the Swedish authorities did not recommend that all healthcare professionals should use personal protective equipment in the form of visors/facemasks in indoor environments, when it was difficult to keep your distance patients."
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7) Sweden's not recommending protection early, "was partly due to fact that protective equipment was not available in the beginning of the pandemic, but also on the [Public Health Agency's] assessment of the nature of the airborne infection and the effectiveness of face-masks."
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8) "Low testing capacity at the start of the pandemic may have led to an overestimation of spread of infection in the country. This in turn may have contributed to FHM's decision (...) that it was impossible to try to limit the infection" w/measures introduced by Norway, Finland.
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9) "Several studies have also shown that visors/face-masks reduce droplet spread from infected and also protects the carrier of face-masks from inhaling infectious aerosols. During the pandemic many countries, but not Sweden, have required the use of face-masks outside the home."
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10) Swedish pandemic strategy has likely contributed significantly to Sweden's higher infection, disease and death rates compared with Denmark, Norway, Finland" and "the Swedish pandemic strategy did not sufficiently take into account limiting import infection at an early stage."
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11) "The strategy also did not attach importance to quickly limiting local outbreaks and to test and quarantine people exposed to infection. It also did not recommend appropriate personal protective equipment. Older people in special housing were particularly vulnerable."
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12) "Lessons learned from the first wave, with a high number of infected, was insufficient to meet the expected second wave of contagion. Very little of other countries' experiences was used to address the more contagious alpha and delta variants when they reached our country."
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13) Link to the page with the independent expert study from the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences on Sweden's COVID strategy. In Swedish. kva.se/sv/pressrum/pressmedd…
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