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Johan Ahlander

COVID and ice hockey: outbreaks chill Nordic national pastime

09 Oct 2020

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Health authorities in Sweden and Finland are looking into a series of COVID-19 outbreaks on ice hockey teams that are believed to be one of the drivers of a sharp increase in new cases in the two hockey-loving countries.

Delight and worry as Sweden lifts pandemic ban on nursing home visits

01 Oct 2020

GOTHENBURG, Sweden Sweden ended a six-month ban on visits to nursing homes on Thursday, delighting residents and their relatives but also prompting fears of a return to the grim months of spring when COVID-19 caused thousands of deaths at care facilities.

Exclusive: Swedish space company halts new business helping China operate satellites

21 Sep 2020

SYDNEY/STOCKHOLM Sweden's state-owned space company, which provides ground stations that help fly Chinese spacecraft and transmit data, said on Monday it would no longer renew contracts with China or accept new Chinese business, because of changes in geopolitics.

Loved and loathed, Sweden's anti-lockdown architect is unrepentant

25 Jun 2020

STOCKHOLM As the architect of Sweden's unorthodox response to the coronavirus pandemic, Anders Tegnell has got used to receiving death threats and being urged to resign.

New study casts more doubt on Swedish coronavirus immunity hopes

18 Jun 2020

STOCKHOLM Sweden's hopes of getting help from herd immunity in combating the coronavirus received a fresh blow on Thursday, when a new study showed fewer than anticipated had developed antibodies.

Doubts remain as Sweden closes case of Palme assassination after 34 years

10 Jun 2020

STOCKHOLM A Swedish prosecutor closed the case of the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme after 34 years on Wednesday, accusing a graphic designer who died two decades ago of the country's most notorious unsolved crime. | Video

Sweden should have done more against coronavirus but broad strategy right - chief epidemiologist

03 Jun 2020

STOCKHOLM Sweden's chief epidemiologist said on Wednesday the country should have done more to combat the coronavirus but backed the broad strategy, which avoided the strict lockdowns seen in many other countries.

Estudio de anticuerpos en Suecia muestra un largo camino hacia la inmunidad frente al coronavirus

20 May 2020

ESTOCOLMO, 20 mayo Un estudio sueco encontró que sólo el 7,3 por ciento de los habitantes de Estocolmo desarrollaron anticuerpos contra COVID-19 a finales de abril, lo que podría avivar la preocupación de que la decisión de no hacer cuarentenas en Suecia contra la pandemia pueda traer poca inmunidad de rebaño en un futuro próximo.

Swedish antibody study shows long road to immunity as COVID-19 toll mounts

20 May 2020

STOCKHOLM A Swedish study found that just 7.3 percent of Stockholmers developed COVID-19 antibodies by late April, which could fuel concern that a decision not to lock down Sweden against the pandemic may bring little herd immunity in the near future.

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