Corona Crisis: Once Upon a Pandemic

Red flag, Black swan: Epidemiological insights from Dr. Björn Olsen on COVID-19 and Sweden’s strategy

March 29, 2020

Where on the curve is Sweden, and are current efforts sufficient to contain the coronavirus? One of Sweden’s leading epidemiological experts, Dr. Björn Olsen, professor of infectious medicine at Uppsala University, provides insights into the knowns and unknowns of COVID-19, critiques the Swedish strategy so far, and explains how Sweden can take back control over the outbreak (Note on names of Swedish government authorities mentioned: “Folkhälsomyndigheten” = Public Health Agency of Sweden; “Socialstyrelsen” = National Board of Health and Welfare; “MSB” = Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.)

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