A park in Stockholm on Sunday. (Andres Kudacki/AP)
A park in Stockholm on Sunday. (Andres Kudacki/AP)

Coronavirus? Pandemic? For many in Sweden, life goes on as usual.

The country has declined to implement strict measures to combat the virus. That may soon change.
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The number of new coronavirus cases is starting to decline as the country pursues a policy of elimination rather than containment.
Experts warn that it may already be too late and the virus is rampant in Tokyo and elsewhere.
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His skepticism over the virus fits into a broader narrative of his far-right nationalist rule.
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general says U.S. hospitals face "severe" and widespread shortages of personal protective equipment, testing supplies, ventilators and staff.
At 600 deaths a day in New York, officials hope they are now seeing the worst of the crisis.
Restrictions would be lifted in stages, starting in mid-April.
He has deputized Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as a stand-in.
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Martial rhetoric comes easily to many politicians. But some public health experts argue the wartime narratives obscure the reality of the pandemic.
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