February 2020: Infection control officials of the Scandinavian region meet up. They zoom in sequence with colleagues from China, SEAsia and Taiwan. They decide to pre-emptively close borders with testing and quarantine of incoming travellers. 1/
March 2020: As mobilization came relatively late and community spread is evident, a 4-week lockdown is implemented. Cases quickly drop-off to double digits. Society slowly re-opens with the general public being aware of the challenges of an airborne virus. 2/
Summer 2020: Looking at best practice from SEAsia and Oceania and being in contact with them already since February, the Scandinavian region decides to push for zero taking advantage of low virus circulation during summer. 3/
A travel bubble is formed between Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Quite naturally as Sweden is sitting right in the middle. Full mobilization of state-of-the-art technology is deployed including genomic sequencing, rapid testing and tracing apps. 4/
Local outbreaks are handled with 2-3 day local lockdowns where testing and sequencing are used to identify and isolate positive individuals. No horizontal measures are taken. The rest of Europe follows the Nordic example and lays a zero-plan for the coming winter. 5/
Spring 2021: After all is said and done, Europe is saving hundreds of thousands of lives and the economy contracts to a lower extent than what was expected. The comparison with the UK and US is quite startling. The Nordics have saved the day for us. 6/

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