Do Lockdowns Save Many Lives? In Most Places, the Data Say No – It pains me to even type that.
I’m not entirely arguing with the idea that strict lockdown may not be appropriate for rural or less densely populated areas, but it’s hard to get past the author using Sweden as the cornerstone of their theory.
Sweden’s death per million rate is 225PM (not the 80PM cited in the article)…#7 in the world if you don’t count Andora, San Marino and St. Marten. Way worse than the US. Sweden has been in the high 100-low 200 range for nearly a week at this point. Sweden is also #14 in the world for actual number of deaths (2,300)…with only a 10M population? If we extrapolated Sweden’s death rate with our own population (328.2M), we’d have 73,845 deaths right now.