Sweden’s Gambit

The Swedish policy toward the Wuhan pandemic is thoughtfully considered by our skeptical doctor in his weekly Takimag column.

The politicians, despised as they are (they are lower in public esteem even than journalists, which is saying something), are nevertheless expected to deliver us from death, and if death supervenes it is they who are to blame. We hate them, but we run to them, like young children to their mother, to protect us from danger.

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