I am responding to Ms. (Erika) Sanzi’s recent op-ed. Ms. Sanzi’s main point is that our politicians owe us an apology. They led us into restrictions of personal freedom based on a view of the science that was wrong. Local elected officials and public health professionals had a belief in science that was ill placed and projected, “... certainty and arrogance.” Those that disagreed were belittled and smeared. But Sweden, ”... got it right,” and never locked down.
I would debate that Sweden got it right. The best study I found to examine that question is, “Mortality in Norway and Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic” Juul, Jodal, et. al. (ncbi.nim.nih.gov). The study investigated the measures of mortality. I will quote from the end of the study: