Sweden’s longtime refusal to impose a general lockdown has seen it
portrayed as an alternative “model” for coping with the pandemic. Yet
death rates in its care homes have been appalling — and as a scandal
that broke last month highlighted, much of the blame lies with the
breakup and privatization of the country’s once-mighty public services.
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