Sweden’s Lack of Active Countermeasures against COVID-19 in Becomes an International Scandal
March 14, 2020 (EIRNS)—Warnings from Italy and domestic independent experts are ignored, with arguments that led to a sharp reaction from the Italian Ambassador to Sweden. The Swedish system with independent authorities wielding the executive power instead of the government, and a health system which is decentralized and victimized by neo-liberal austerity, has created a situation where the measures are not coordinated and threaten that Sweden will become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. In a recent development, Denmark closed its border to Sweden at noon on March 14 to prevent the spread of contagion. The same day also China’s Global Times ran an editorial criticizing Sweden for “giving up” in response to the virus and becoming “a black hole” where the virus can grow.