STOCKHOLM (AP) — The executive epidemiologist who was once regarded as the architect of Sweden’s pandemic manner, which have shyed away from lockdowns however noticed the Scandinavian nation earn one of the most global’s very best in line with capita COVID-19 demise charges, goes to paintings for the Global Well being Group.
The Swedish Public Well being Company stated Wednesday that Anders Tegnell will get started with the U.N. well being company on Monday. In Geneva, he’ll paintings on world coronavirus vaccination efforts, coordinating the actions of WHO, UNICEF and the public-private vaccine group Gavi.
“For 30 years, I’ve labored with vaccines and on the identical time have at all times been keen about world problems,” Tegnell stated in a commentary. “It’s nonetheless crucial that the vaccines achieve the nations that experience now not had the monetary prerequisites to shop for their very own vaccines.”
Sweden stood out amongst Ecu countries and far of the arena for how it answered to the pandemic. The federal government didn’t impose restrictions that closed down portions of the financial system and as an alternative trusted electorate’ sense of civic accountability to give protection to the inhabitants.
Swedish government recommended citizens to follow social distancing, however faculties, bars and eating places remained open.