Coronavirus in Sweden

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With a virus spreading across most of the world, few counties can say that the effect on their way of life hasn’t been drastically changed, that’s Sweden. 

While countries like the U.S. and France are struggling to maintain infection, Sweden has been left relatively in the clear. Many are left wondering why, with nearly every other country being ravaged by the Coronavirus, this small continent seems safe. 

Sadly the same can’t be said for the residents at Indiana, as many individuals have lost their jobs and many students at school miss their friends and long for their old life.

“There’s been times where I’ve been crying about how I missed going and outside and seeing my friends.” Lilly Coehler, Battle Creek student.

While over in Sweden, it’s almost as if nothing has changed. While gatherings of over 50 people are banned, and most things are the same. The economy hasn’t fallen apart, and most people are going to school and work.

To get an inside look, Slicer Newsroom talked to a student in Sweden, Julia Dahlberg, about her thoughts. She lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.

“All my games and tournaments.” She said in response, “even though we still go to school it’s not the same since some of our teachers have gotten corona and haven’t been in school for weeks.” 

Many people have praised Sweden’s approach to dealing with the coronavirus. Their strategy isn’t much different from most countries however, mainly just limiting mass gatherings and taking some days off of work.

“I think it’s good how they are dealing with it, and I don’t know why our country hasn’t been hit as hard as others.” Dahlberg said.

While the rest of the world struggles to keep order, Sweden stands as a shining example of what the world will eventually return to and a nostalgic remnant of what it once was.

 

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