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After emerging as the figurehead of Sweden's controversial, less strict Covid-19 strategy, former state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell reflects on his country's path in a new book published Friday.

"We were not any kind of libertarian paradise," said Tegnell during an in interview at his publisher's office in Stockholm.

"We were just a society trying to find good ways to handle it in the most effective way for us," he continued.

As countries around the world started extensive lockdowns in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, Sweden stood out as it opted for more non-coercive measures.

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