By Richard Orange, MALMÖ, The Telegraph

Sweden has now overtaken the UK, Italy, and Belgium to have the highest coronavirus per capita death rate in the world, throwing its decision to avoid a strict lockdown into further doubt.

According to figures collated by the Our World in Data website, Sweden had 6.08 deaths per million inhabitants per day on a rolling seven-day average between May 13 and May 20.

This is the highest in the world, above the UK, Belgium, and the US, which have 5.57, 4.28, and 4.11 respectively.

However, Sweden has only had the highest death rate over the past week, with Belgium, Spain, Italy, the UK, and France, still ahead over the entire course of the pandemic.

State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, the spokesman for Sweden’s outlier coronavirus strategy, dismissed the figures on Tuesday night, arguing that it was misleading to focus on the death toll over a single week…

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  1. Here in the US we have now killed 100,000 crisis actors. Next time we need a shooting, we are going to have a hard time getting people to play the victims.

  2. Just because of rebrandning. Completely meaningless numbers. Everything is cv19 now. Yet there are 300 FEWER deaths so far in Sweden this year than same period 2018..
    Strangely enough I cant recall any hysteria back then…

  3. Me thinks this article is propaganda, I don’t recall The Telegraph suddenly becoming credible.
    Also, there’s no mention of US Government reports on numbers..

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