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We Shouldn’t Emulate Sweden’s COVID-19 Strategy

As America frets about for the most optimal model to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, some pundits cast their longing eyes at Sweden.

They see the Swedish response as eminently desirable for grounded in liberty and individualism. To emulate the Swedish way, however, would be anything but.

At the theoretical level, Stockholm’s apparently hands off approach draws on a rather sinister tradition of collectivism and social engineering.