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WSJ: Finland and Norway Avoid Covid-19 Lockdowns but Keep the Virus At Bay


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WSJ: Finland and Norway Avoid Covid-19 Lockdowns but Keep the Virus At Bay

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Tight controls on travel and borders—and political consensus—helped the Nordic nations fight the pandemic

While the U.S. and Europe struggle to contain an autumn surge in coronavirus infections, two small nations are bucking the trend, keeping cases under control without stringent restrictions.

In the north of Europe, Finland and Norway boast the West’s lowest rates of mortality linked to Covid-19 and a low incidence of coronavirus infections even though they have kept their economies and societies largely open while lockdowns returned to the continent.

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

Published: November 28, 2020