Britain, like most countries, implemented a nation-wide lockdown in an effort to stop people from catching COVID.
However, Britain is now bracing for its second COVID wave as new cases surge among people who didn’t catch the virus the first time because of the first lockdown.
As a result, Britain is introducing a second lock down. In addition to a 10 pm curfew, Britain is introducing a rule of six.
The Daily Mail explains:
NEW LOCKDOWN RULES FOR ENGLAND FROM MONDAY
* Max social gatherings SIX PEOPLE
* Applies indoors and outdoors
* Applies in private homes
* Applies in pubs and restaurants
* Does NOT apply to schools or workplaces
* Does NOT apply to weddings, funerals, team sport
* Does NOT apply if household bubbles are bigger than six people
* Police will be encouraged to break up larger groups and issue £100 fines, which will then double on each repeat offence up to £3,200
And oh yeah, government officials are threatening more severe restrictions if people don’t obey these.
READ: ‘We expect everybody in this country to obey the law’: Boris Johnson threatens even TOUGHER lockdown restrictions after banning more than six people meeting as ministers consider imposing 10pm CURFEWS
Meanwhile, in Sweden
Sweden took a slightly different approach and was lambasted by the mainstream media for their decision. There was no lockdown. Businesses remained open as well as schools. Life went on as normal, as officials employed the herd immunity approach, meaning the best way to stop the virus was let people get it and gain an immunity.
Of course, Sweden had a spike in cases, which it knew would happen.
But no one is talking about Sweden now.
Because as other countries brace for a second wave and warn about what could happen this fall, with no one new people to infect, COVID is pretty well done in Sweden.
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control last week said Sweden’s infection rate is about 12 cases per million, compared to 18 in Denmark and 14 in Norway.
Of 2,500 randomly selected and tested Swedes, zero tested positive, compared to 0.9% positive in April and 0.3% in May, the center said.
“We interpret this as meaning there is not currently a widespread infection among people who do not have symptoms,” said Karin Tegmark, deputy head of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
In fact, Sweden went so far as to encourage people “NOT TO WEAR MASKS.”
Dr. Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s leading epidemiologist explained why:
“With numbers diminishing very quickly in Sweden, we see no point in wearing a face mask in Sweden, not even on public transport.”
Meanwhile, in Spain: A second COVID-19 wave in Spain holds a warning for U.S.
In Belgium and the Netherlands: Second wave of Covid-19? Re-infections in Belgium and the Netherlands make experts wary
And this winter: WHO Warns That Winter May Bring A Second Wave Of The Coronavirus