Remember those halcyon days of yore when citizens could walk down the sidewalks freely, bumping shoulders with each other and chatting with neighbors and friends?
Remember when people could gather in bars or sit at the outdoor tables of street cafés?
Ah, those were the days! I’m old enough to remember such times…
And they’re still doing those things in Sweden. The country is under enormous international pressure to cave in to the raging epidemic of hysteria and impose a general lockdown. So far the Swedish government has resisted — and, as far as I know, it is the only Western nation to do so.
As a matter of interest, the comparative statistics for Sweden — recorded data, not projections — don’t indicate that it is experiencing significantly worse effects from the coronavirus than countries under full lockdown. See this article from Power Line for some of the data.
Ullis News took a brief tour of Stockholm today to give us a glimpse of how normal life can continue even during the coronavirus pandemic. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video: