Stockholm University professor Tom Britton has said he could even place a bet that 250,000 to 500,000 people are currently infected in the Scandinavian country of 10 million people.
“T.S. Elliot once wrote that April is the most dangerous month and it is likely that this month, the pandemic will spread more massively, “said Professor Britton, who specializes in infectious diseases. “The disease is so contagious that half of Sweden’s population will become infected by the end of April.
“After that, the spread will not stop, but it will just be slower,” Britton said in an interview on Swedish national television.
Britton says the official numbers of people infected with coronavirus are not real. The professor also gives advice, saying that especially in April, the elderly should moderately stay at home, as the spread of the virus will be greater.
Another infectious disease professor, Jan Albert, said there may be more outbreaks in April, but added that projections such as “half the population will be infected with Covid-19 seem pointless.”