Swedish Government fears that impact from the lockdown may prove more lethal than the virus.

Lockdown is likely to have major economic implications that in the future may harm healthcare due to lack of resources. This may eventually cause even more deaths and suffering than the COVID-19 pandemic will bring in the near term

  • Sweden has adopted a relatively relaxed strategy, seemingly assuming that overreaction …

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Instiute of Fiscal Studies: Due to lockdown, Hundreds of thousands will suffer chronic health problems for years to come

Hardest hit by the lockdown will be the cancer sufferers, the elderly, those with poor mental health, young children and those currently in utero.

Economic downturn and wider NHS disruption likely to hit health hard – especially health of most vulnerable

Worsening economic conditions and disruptions to NHS services will have …

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Vital work done by charities is threatened by the lock-down, say Macmillan Cancer Support, and Barnardo's

Government support is inadequate to protect work of key charities.

Macmillan Cancer Support chief executive Lynda Thomas said the [government] support did not go far enough.

"We are deeply concerned this commitment fails to recognise the scale of the challenge," she said.

"It won't prevent many of the nation's charities …

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