Kurt Mitman and his colleagues have worked with mathematical models to find the best method for us to return to normal life.

Unfortunately, the Swedish model where society has only been partly closed down does not seem to be the best strategy. Kurt and his co-authors show that if economic activity drops by 40 percent, it will only increase by 10 percent when the restrictions are removed. The inhabitants are still sensible and protect themselves from the virus that is still threatening us.

This seems similar to the plateau where we are now in Sweden. According to their calculations, the most effective method is a hard and determined lockdown of society. Economic activity drops below 20 percent of its normal level. Keep it there for two months. Then the spread of infection is gone. After another two months, the economy is back at the same level as before the Coronavirus hit.

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