US President Trump says Sweden is suffering in the corona crisis

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When asked about following the Swedish method of handling the corona outbreak, the USA's President Trump was quick to downplay any benefits of doing so.

The president said that if the United States had followed Sweden's methods then many more American lives would have been lost to covid-19. While several conservative writers in the US have pointed to Sweden as a champion of maintaining some economic activity during the crisis, President Trump has used Sweden as an example of what not to do.

The american economy is extremely hard hit by the virus, with a record 17 million people applying to receive unemployment benefit over the past three weeks there after having lost their jobs.