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Paul Krugman+ Your Authors @paulkrugman Nobel laureate. Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author, “The Return of Depression Economics,” “The Great Unraveling,” "Arguing With Zombies," + more. Jul. 19, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Amazingly, I still hear from people who think Sweden's Covid response is a success story. Mostly they seem to be looking at total deaths and not realize that Sweden only has 10 million people. Per capita it looks terrible, although not as bad as America 1/

One question, though, is why US in general and Sunbelt in particular look so bad. AZ, like Sweden, imposed few rules; has a bit fewer people; but far more deaths. Why? Is it general pop health? Voluntary social distancing in SWE? People crammed together in aircon? 2/

I actually have no idea, although I'm partial to the idea that the air-conditioned life makes maskless crowds especially deadly. Of course, I'm old enough to remember when people said that car-centric states couldn't have NY-style problems, so no need for caution 3/


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