Sweden’s top infectious disease expert hasn’t budged on the country’s no-mask approach to the COVID-19 pandemic despite the number of new infections trending higher.
Anders Tegnell — Sweden’s equivalent to Dr. Anthony Fauci — defended the decision not to mandate face coverings in the country, which also resisted lockdowns, leaving most schools, restaurants and businesses open.
“We are worried that it would diminish social distancing, which is definitely the most important part,” Tegnell told the UK outlet the New Statesman.
“The studies so far have not shown a dramatic effect, countries such as France and others, which have obligatory mask-wearing in place, have still experienced a big spread of the disease.”
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