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Representational image| A sticker of the healthcare services in Stockholm to instruct people to follow the 2 meters rule during Covid crisis | Jonathan Nackstrand | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Sweden model no more, pandemic highlights gap between ravers and boomers & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Representational image| A sticker of the healthcare services in Stockholm to instruct people to follow the 2 meters rule during Covid crisis | Jonathan Nackstrand | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Sweden’s Covid expert, who has advised against lockdown, says strategy widely misunderstood

Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell believes that Sweden’s strategy of keeping society open but training people to observe distancing guidelines is the only way to cope.
Representational image| A sticker of the healthcare services in Stockholm to instruct people to follow the 2 meters rule during Covid crisis | Jonathan Nackstrand | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Sweden’s Covid expert says ‘world went mad’ with lockdowns

Sweden epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said he advised against restricting movements as it can create problems including increased domestic abuse and mass unemployment.
Representational image| A sticker of the healthcare services in Stockholm to instruct people to follow the 2 meters rule during Covid crisis | Jonathan Nackstrand | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Sweden proves ‘surprisingly slow’ in achieving herd immunity

Sweden's Covid-19 mortality is among the worst in the world and its contagion rates are much higher than anywhere else in the Nordic region.
Picture taken on 16 February 2016 shows the grave of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, just a few blocks away from the place where he was shot and killed on 28 February, 1986 in the center of Stockholm | Photographer: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

34 years on, Swedes are finally told who killed their PM Olof Palme

Palme’s murder was a defining moment in Swedish history. The national trauma that followed was made worse by a botched police investigation that led nowhere.
Representational image| A sticker of the healthcare services in Stockholm to instruct people to follow the 2 meters rule during Covid crisis | Jonathan Nackstrand | Getty Images via Bloomberg

How Sweden’s ‘model’ Covid strategy collapsed due to arrogance in scientific approach

In episode 488 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why Sweden's Covid model, which was once hailed as the ideal, collapsed due to arrogant thinking.

Not only WHO but US health agency also failed, sex workers in limbo and other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Representational image| A sticker of the healthcare services in Stockholm to instruct people to follow the 2 meters rule during Covid crisis | Jonathan Nackstrand | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Epidemiologist behind Sweden’s virus strategy admits mistakes after high death rate

At 43 deaths per 100,000, Sweden’s death rate is among the highest globally and exceeds that of Denmark and Norway, which imposed much tougher lockdowns.
Representational image| A sticker of the healthcare services in Stockholm to instruct people to follow the 2 meters rule during Covid crisis | Jonathan Nackstrand | Getty Images via Bloomberg

US warns researchers against Chinese hackers, price of Swedish model & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Sweden has adopted a partial lockdown | needpix.com

Why Sweden’s low-scale lockdown strategy is beginning to backfire now

Sweden’s ‘low-scale’ lockdown strategy allowed normal life to continue, with few restrictions, but cases have been rapidly rising, raising serious questions on the approach.   

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Vivek Prakash | Bloomberg

MPC appointments delay is unusual, but vacancies at the top of RBI & banks almost a norm

In the last few years, delay in appointments has resulted in several posts in regulatory bodies and public sector banks lying vacant for months.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.