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Sweden fact of the day

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Cases in the Nordic country have declined sharply over the past few days and on Tuesday only 283 new cases were recorded. That contrasts with a torrid month of June when daily numbers ran as high as 1,800, eclipsing rates across much of Europe, even as deaths and hospitalisations continued to decline from peaks in April. At the same time: …weekly numbers for tests have more than doubled since late May, putting the country in the same bracket as extensively testing nations such as Germany. Here is the full article.  Who again has the best model of this?  Anyone?  How about no one?  Here is a NYT piece on Sweden, dated July 7, it doesn’t even mention any of this. Here is the steadily declining Swedish death rate.  No need to point out that Denmark and Norway, with their early and swift

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Cases in the Nordic country have declined sharply over the past few days and on Tuesday only 283 new cases were recorded.

That contrasts with a torrid month of June when daily numbers ran as high as 1,800, eclipsing rates across much of Europe, even as deaths and hospitalisations continued to decline from peaks in April.

At the same time:

…weekly numbers for tests have more than doubled since late May, putting the country in the same bracket as extensively testing nations such as Germany.

Here is the full article.  Who again has the best model of this?  Anyone?  How about no one?  Here is a NYT piece on Sweden, dated July 7, it doesn’t even mention any of this.

Here is the steadily declining Swedish death rate.  No need to point out that Denmark and Norway, with their early and swift responses, did much better yet.  I am interested in what is the best way to model why Sweden is not doing much worse.

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Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen and Tabarrok have also ventured into online education by starting Marginal Revolution University. He currently writes the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, and he also writes for such publications as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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