Scandinavia and the World

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Balancing act 12 5, 4:21pm

@molotovinpeikko True, hence why I brought forth the number of deaths on that day.
Sweden is roughly twice as big in population to Denmark, so that gives you a comparison.

But you are wrong on the claim that we will only have the data after the pandemic, we get regular updates on that... What we can't do is change the behavior and see a change right away, unless a better form of treatment or cure is found. Otherwise roughly 2-4 weeks has to go before we see a result.

What the number tells us is that on that day, Sweden had roughly 5 times the mortality rate... That points to a significant harder pressed hospitalsystem, it also shows that despite having a smart population, a virus gets significant easier options to do its work, if the nation stay open, and testing is not made in large order.