Swedish flu theory rejected

State epidemiologists disagree on reasons for lower death rates THE LOCAL In an interview published in Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter newspaper, the country’s state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, proposed a new theory to explain his country’s high death toll, pointing to the mild flu seasons the country had seen in recent years.  “The new report shows that there is a strong connection between a low excess mortality rate from the flu and high excess mortality from COVID-19, and vice versa,” Tegnell said.  “What people are now seeing is that countries that had a low death rate from flu over the past two to three years have a very high excess mortality from COVID-19, while those that have had a high flu death ra
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