Here is Johan Giesecke, Swedish epidemiologist, interviewed by Freddie Sayers for a little over half an hour, one of the most interesting set pieces I have heard this year. “I’m going to tell you what I really think. I don’t usually do that.” He also gives his account of what Sweden did right and wrong, and he argues that more Swedes than Norwegians have died because a) Sweden has much larger nursing homes, and b) Swedish immigrants. How he puts matters is of great interest as well.
It is a good exercise to figure out exactly where and why his claims might be wrong. For a start, I don’t think his extreme claims about fatality and infection rates can be true, even if you agree with much of what he says.
And from the excellent Samir Varma here is a new Bloomberg article about the Swedes claiming success.