Sweden is testing a population to SARS-CoV-2 antibody
People in Sweden are between 20 and 64 years old, have Covid compared to persons in other age groups, the most common a-19-disease. Sweden’s chief virologist from Anders Tegnell on the basis of the first results from sample tests of the population that approximately every fifth Person in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, already have antibodies against the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has formed.
The Swedish health Department is currently investigating a sample of the blood of the Swedish population, collected in the course of the spring of 2020 samples for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. The preliminary results for week 18, on the website of the Public Health Authority of Sweden is visible, shows that a total of 7.3 percent of blood samples from people in Stockholm antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. In other regions of Sweden, the proportion was lower, such as 4.2 per cent in Skåne and 3.7 per cent in Västra Götaland.
Was already every fifth Person in Stockholm with SARS-CoV-2 infected?
In a press conference, Sweden’s chief virologist, stressed Anders Tegnell, that the real percentage of people having antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, would have to be in Stockholm over 20 percent, since the Numbers in the study reflect the state of the pandemic at the time in early April to resist. It takes a few weeks until the body develops its own immune system, antibodies, so the percentage today is much higher is likely to be.
Stitch the Coronavirus with the aim of capturing samples-Verrbeitung better
The Swedish health Department is currently testing continuously and blood samples for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which were taken from nine regions of Sweden, from Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Skåne, Stockholm, Uppsala, Västerbotten, Västra Götaland and Örebro. In the present intermediate result 1.104 samples were evaluated, which were taken up to the week 18 of the year 2020.
The young and the old were less affected
The analysis also shows that people between 20 and 64 years were most frequently antibodies against Covid-19. In total, 6.7 percent of the stitch samples in this group. In the age group from 0 to 19 years, only 4.7 percent of the samples, antibodies contained in the age group of 65 to 70 years, there were only 2.7 per cent. Because in Sweden no schools have been closed, this indicates that SARS-CoV-2 is spreading among children and young people is less strong.
Sweden goes its own way by the pandemic
Sweden is in contrast to most other countries in a unique path in the Coronavirus pandemic. The country relies primarily on the self-responsibility of citizens and imposed no large output restrictions. Also cafes, Bars, Restaurants, shops, and schools for children under the age of 16 remained open.
Everything has its price
The idiosyncratic way the Swedes, received both admiration as well as criticism. With almost 33,000 people Infected and approximately 4,000 deaths in Sweden exceeds the infection and deaths of all the other Scandinavian countries. The excess mortality was in Sweden in the past few weeks, clearly above the rates of neighbouring countries. (vb)