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Old 07-09-20, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
The vast majority of COVID-19 deaths in Sweden are people over age 70. I've read speculation from some market watchers in media and Swedish acquaintances on FB that the government may have chosen to treat elderly patients less aggressively, mostly focusing on palliative care than cures, to avoid burdening the health care system. But those are just anecdotes, no more authoritative than my radical leftist and rightist American acquaintances.
The Forbes article confirms that.
The implication here is that Sweden chose to emphasize personal responsibility, but when the choice led to increased infections among the elderly, medical professionals seem to have taken on the responsibility of choosing who likely lives and dies.

Given that the analysis finds not all the nationís ICU beds were occupied, itís not even clear that this was necessary.
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