Sweden debates herd immunity approach to coronavirus

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Publish Date
Wed, 8 Apr 2020, 12:01PM
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Sweden debates herd immunity approach to coronavirus

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 8 Apr 2020, 12:01PM

Debate over whether the herd immunity approach should be scrapped in Sweden.

Swedish authorities have advised the public to stay physically distant from each other, and for elderly people to stay home.

But people still have freedom - because there's no lockdown.

Sweden correspondent Nathalie Rothschild told Kate Hawkesby authorities are starting to question the approach, as the virus has entered many rest homes.

She says more people are speaking up, because the approach was meant to protect vulnerable people - and it hasn't.

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