In 2020, during the middle of the pandemic, Sweden, became the mainstream media’s favourite whipping boy after the country refused to impose a mandatory lockdown in response to COVID.
Though, large events like professional sports games and concerts were banned, life was largely normal. Stores and schools remained open. The country took the approach that the best way to deal with COVID was to let people develop a natural immunity to the virus.
Health officials didn’t require masks and were even discouraging their usage. Instead, the government encouraged its citizens to take personal responsibility for their own health during the pandemic.
While several countries are now talking about a third or fourth lockdown and a return to facemasks in public areas, you are not hearing too much about Sweden these days.
For some strange reason, there are days now when the country is not recording a single death from COVID.
Meanwhile, for some equally strange reason, Australia, that had some of the most stringent lockdowns during the pandemic, is going back into lockdowns. RELATED: Half of Australia is back in lockdown as Delta variant spreads