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All restrictions have been lifted in Sweden


Stockholm, October 2, 2021

So, what will happen now?

Probably virus infections will start spreading as usual. The common cold and influenza. 

If the doctors diagnose these new infections as suspected or confirmed COVID-19, the authorities will have to mandate new restrictions and they will intensify calls for vaccination. 

If the doctors diagnose these infections as common cold and influenza, life will just go on. 

The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It's usually harmless, although it might not feel that way. Many types of viruses can cause a common cold.

Healthy adults can expect to have two or three colds each year. Infants and young children may have even more frequent colds.

Most people recover from a common cold in a week or 10 days. Symptoms might last longer in people who smoke. Generally, you don't need medical attention for a common cold.”

Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza is commonly called the flu, but it's not the same as stomach "flu" viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting.
For most people, the flu resolves on its own. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly.”