Scientist Behind Sweden’s No-Lockdown Policy Says It Wasn’t Strict Enough

STOCKHOLM—The epidemiologist guiding Sweden’s controversial decision to forgo a obligatory lockdown conceded for the 1st time that more constraints may well have served avoid a surge in coronavirus-relevant fatalities.

Sweden, which has saved its economy and society open during the pandemic, is noticed as a model by U.S. and European critics of constraints, who argue the lockdowns have unnecessarily harmed economies.

But…