Swedish export during the Covid crisis
Exports are important for the Swedish economy. Measures to counteract the spread of the corona virus in the form of closed borders and strict restrictions have slowed global trade. What are the consequences of the corona pandemic for international trade and the global supply chains? How seriously are Swedish exports affected? And how do companies handle the challenge?
Op-ed in Svenska Dagbladet: Sweden needs more tests
In an op-ed in Svenska Dagbladet, Herman Holm (psychiatry) and network member Daniel Spiro (economics) outline society’s broad needs for testing. They mention four aspects of the crisis that can be alleviated by extensive testing: medical, mental health, economic, and information-based decision-making. Taking these aspects into account the conclusion is that Sweden’s current ambition of 100 000 tests per week needs to be increased manifold.
Basic reproduction numbers, effective reproduction numbers and herd immunity
Professor of mathematical statistics and SSE-CERN member Tom Britton gives a Zoom webinar this afternoon explaining why the disease-induced herd immunity level is smaller than the classical herd immunity level.