- Feb 9, 2010
There are places like Sweden.Not sure how you can know that. You're basing that opinion on the number of people that got sick and died, with all the travel restrictions, lockdowns and other government interventions in place. We don't know how bad things would have gotten if governments had done nothing. If you think the interventions were an overreaction that might just be a sign that the interventions actually worked in minimising the effects if the pandemic.
There are also 50 odd states in America that were left to decide for themselves. Everything from Florida who went even more lax than Sweden to California who locked it all up tighter than Bheki Cele's tee-totalling arsehole. The stats from the states show almost zero difference in death rates between states that locked up and states that didn't. The last I checked, Texas, who let people decide what to do for themselves, was pretty squarely in the middle of the ranking.