Virtual Talk — Sweden’s Response to the Coronavirus with Historian Lars Trägårdh
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: Free
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American-Scandinavian Foundation invites you to a follow-up online discussion with Swedish historian, author and social commentator Lars Trägårdh as he discusses the current situation in Sweden in controlling the coronavirus. Sweden adopted a controversial approach to the pandemic, avoiding mandatory lock-down and instead stressing voluntary distancing and keeping the country open, most importantly pre- and primary schools. Initially Sweden experienced higher numbers of infection and death rate than many of their Nordic counterparts; since June, however, both infection and mortality rates are radically down.
Hear how this strategy has evolved in Sweden as Europe at large is experiencing, or bracing for, a second wave. In conversation with ASF President Edward Gallagher, Trägårdh will explore the nation’s current situation and the future going ahead.
Please send audience questions ahead of the discussion to [email protected]. Select questions will be chosen for a Q&A following the conversation.
The discussion will later be available to stream on YouTube.