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Why didn’t Sweden implement a lockdown?

While the rest of the world closed its borders and shut down a majority of business activities within their territories, in Sweden, life continues as usual. Except for the ban in gatherings of more than 50 people, schools, restaurants, and gyms remain open. And though Sweden’s lenient strategy alarms those from the outside, Paul Franks […]

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Dr. Knut Wittkowski: A second wave of coronavirus infections will come as a direct result of social distancing and self isolation

In this interview published by Ratical, epidemiologist Dr. Knut Wittkowski talks about the nature of the novel coronavirus, how similar its characteristics and outcomes are from coronaviruses of the past, as well as the implications of its differences. Wittkowski also asserts that containment (lockdowns) of low risk individuals could lead to a second wave  of infections.  […]

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The WHO declared the coronavirus a pandemic. What does it mean?

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has finally declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. While such pronouncements have led to fear and panic, WHO is quick to clarify that the declaration does not mean that the virus has become deadly. The following article written by Amy Mckeever for the National Geographic explains to us what the […]

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Why did countries choose lockdowns as a solution to COVID-19?

In this article for the World Economic Forum, Samantha Sault explains how a lockdown works and why it has become necessary to implement it. The goal, researchers say, is to reduce the number of infections so as not to overwhelm healthcare systems, particularly in countries with less resources. Two strategies are currently being used to control […]