WHO hails Sweden as a 'model' for fighting coronavirus without a lockdown
Sweden has taken heavy criticism for refusing to issue a nationwide lockdown while facing the COVID-19 pandemic. But on Wednesday, The World Health Organization praised the Scandinavian country as a "model" for managing the virus without shutting down its economy.
The New York Post reported that WHO's chief emergencies expert, Dr. Mike Ryan, told reporters during a news conference that there are "lessons to be learned" from Sweden, "which has largely relied on citizens to self-regulate" during the crisis.
"I think there's a perception out that Sweden has not put...