April 16, 2020 9:04PM

Sweden’s Other Path in Confronting the Coronavirus

Unlike its European neighbors and much of the rest of the world, Sweden has chosen to keep its borders open, permitted most economic activity to continue, and avoided a mandated lockdown in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Critics harshly condemn the country as irresponsible and supporters point to it as an example to follow.

In the video below, Cato senior fellow Johan Norberg explains why Swedish authorities are doing things differently and why their approach may prove more effective than that of other countries in dealing with the health crisis.