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Ingmar Skoog critizes the authorities during the pandemic: “They did not know anything about older individuals”

2020-12-14

The NEAR Steering Board member Ingmar Skoog,  University of Gothenburg, harshly criticizes the authorities’ actions towards older persons during the beginning of the corona pandemic – and says he is shocked by the ignorance that has been shown. – The knowledge about the elderly was very low this spring, he says in an article in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN).

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