1. Have read a lot of literature on Sweden's Covid handling, for an article we recently submitted on nudging, manipulation, and masks.

While the world waits with baited breath, I thoroughly recommend this new piece:

2. It's short, open access, and really helps makes sense of the last year.
The top-down consensus media culture, maybe not news for some ppl on twitter. but the analysis is exemplary.

The discussion of the FHM's postmodern view of science, really opened my eyes.
3. Hard to square the Swedish self-image as 'Världens modernaste land' (world's most modern country) with the po-mo science (we are right, everyone else is wrong).
Accounts for Anders Lindberg's infamous dismissal of 'alternative scientists' (scientists who don't agree with FHM)
4. There is a longer piece by same author (also open access), well worth reading. The intro to discussion:

The Swedish strategy seems to be mostly in accordance with the postmodern view of science. The strategy included overconfidence in herd immunity ..

5. (officially not a part of the strategy, but regularly advanced as an expected outcome by its proponents), overconfidence in individual responsibility, overconfidence in the highest levels of evidence-based medicine regarding protective measures (combined with the paradoxical..
6. overconfidence in the swift achievement of herd immunity and individual responsibility) and neglect to coordinate with the WHO, the EU and the other Nordic countries.

Again, well worth your time.

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