Should the US Follow Sweden’s Lead and Do THIS?

Pandemic Street Scene - Sweden

( – While the administration of President Joe Biden tries desperately to convince Americans to keep wearing COVID masks and get tested if they have any of a myriad of coronavirus symptoms, Sweden is taking a far different approach.

And, it is an approach many Americans – including doctors and scientists – believe may be the correct approach and one that the Biden administration and the individual states should follow.

According to a new report from the AP headlined Sweden ends COVID-19 testing as pandemic restrictions lifted:

Sweden has halted wide-scale testing for COVID-19 even among people showing symptoms of an infection, putting an end to the mobile city-square tent sites, drive-in swab centers and home-delivered tests that became ubiquitous during the pandemic and provided essential data for tracking its spread.

“The move puts the Scandinavian nation at odds with most of Europe, but some experts say it could become the norm as costly testing yields fewer benefits with the easily transmissible but milder omicron variant and as governments begin to consider treating COVID-19 like they do other endemic illnesses.” [emphasis added]


“Dr. Bharat Pankhania, a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School in Britain, said that with a substantial percentage of people vaccinated, ‘an informed, educated and knowledgeable population’ can be trusted to isolate if they show symptoms without the need for ‘wholesale testing that is not going to be value for money.’” [emphasis added]

Will this approach come to the United States soon? Time will tell, but the Biden administration shows no signs of following Sweden’s lead so far.

What do you think? Should the United States follow the lead of Sweden and halt “wide-scale testing for COVID-19 even among people showing symptoms of an infection”? Why or why not? Please email [email protected] and share your opinion.