[Global Times reporter’s responsibility] shocking! Sweden, the Nordic developed country that advocates “mass immunization” in the new epidemic, has the highest death toll in 150 years in the first half of the year, according to the US cable day report. The latest official statistics show that 51405 deaths were registered between January and June, a 15% increase over the same period last year. It was the deadliest year in Sweden in the first half of the year since 1869, when the country suffered from famine and the death toll was 55431. In addition, the country has experienced the lowest population growth since 2005, with a population increase of 6860 in the first half of 2020, less than half of the same period last year. Unlike most countries, Sweden did not take blockade measures when the epidemic swept through Europe in the early spring. Instead, the government emphasizes personal responsibility, and most bars, schools, restaurants and salons remain open. CNN said that despite the relatively relaxed measures, only 7.3% of people in Stockholm had new coronal antibody by the end of April, which was far lower than 70% – 90% of the population immunization required. < / P > < p > criticism of Sweden’s response to the epidemic mainly focused on the high mortality rate in nursing homes. Anders Tegner, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist, admitted that the country’s public health agencies did not know that the virus was so likely to spread in nursing homes and could cause so many deaths. “There are things we could have done better, but on the whole, I think Sweden has chosen the right way,” he told the Swedish daily news On the 20th, Tegner continued to vacillate on the issue of people wearing masks. He told the financial times that the evidence of wearing masks to prevent the new coronavirus was weak, and blockade was not an effective way to defeat the new coronavirus. Sweden still refuses to recommend masks, but neighboring Denmark, Finland and Norway all changed their stance on masks last week, even forcing people to wear them in public, US business insider website said on the 21st. According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, as of the morning of the 21st, 86068 cases were diagnosed in Sweden, including 5810 deaths. Europe is facing a resurgence of the new coronavirus, the U.S. Germany added 1427 new confirmed cases on the 21st, adding more than 1000 for the fifth consecutive day; France added 4771 confirmed cases on the 20th, a new high since mid April; Italy reported 845 new confirmed cases on the 20th, the biggest increase since May 16. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President marcelon said they were opposed to reopening the blockade and that Europe needed to coordinate its strategy to avoid another blow to the economy caused by the new coronavirus.