This is, ah, quite a headline.
Jazz wrote about Sweden’s approach to coronavirus a few days ago. They’re following the original British strategy, the one Boris Johnson was planning to implement before the Imperial College’s model of the contagion convinced him that up to 500,000 people might die if the country didn’t start following aggressive social distancing measures. Initially Johnson’s plan was to encourage older and ailing Brits to quarantine themselves as thoroughly as possible while the younger, healthier part of the population went on more or less as usual. Infection would spread rapidly; many would get sick to various degrees and some would die, but at the end of this relatively quick mega-storm of disease, the country would have acquired something like herd immunity. Then the old and infirm could reemerge.
No go, said the Imperial College. Waaaaay too many young and healthy people would die. And logistically, it’d be hard to wall off the old and ailing from them entirely.