One thing struck me as the most salient detail in the conversation.
As of this writing, Sweden has 24,623 cases of coronavirus and 3,040 deaths. Sweden has 2,438 cases per million people and 301 deaths per million people. The United States has 3,906 cases per million people . . . but only 232 deaths per million people.My math is rusty but 232 over 301 equals what over a hundred? 77? So if my ratio skills are correct, their approach leads to approximately 23% more deaths per capita for their population.
Is that what we want? What are the advantages that I am missing? Is this like the let the wave wash over us and see who makes it approach?