from The Hill:
Sweden could reach ‘herd immunity’ in weeks, top doctor says
Sweden has faced some criticism for not imposing a lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Sweden rolled out voluntary measures, advising older people and others particularly vulnerable to the virus to avoid social contact. It also recommended people work from home, wash their hands regularly and avoid nonessential travel. But the country’s borders stayed open, along with some schools and many businesses.
Now Sweden’s chief epidemiologist says “herd immunity” could be reached in Stockholm in the coming weeks, according to CNBC.
“In major parts of Sweden, around Stockholm, we have reached a plateau [in new cases] and we’re already seeing the effect of herd immunity, and in a few weeks’ time we’ll see even more of the effects of that. And in the rest of the country, the situation is stable,” Dr. Anders Tegnell, chief epidemiologist at Sweden’s Public Health Agency told CNBC Tuesday.