Fact-checked by: Myth Detector

2021/02/05 | Georgia

FALSE: Sweden achieved herd immunity without vaccination

Explanation: Sweden has not achieved herd immunity. A study published in the Lancet medical journal on November 4 estimates the level of herd immunity required to block SARS-CoV-2 transmission to be about 60 to 72%. However, only 5.5% of Swedish population has had COVID-19 so far. Even if we suppose that official COVID-19 cases do not contain all cases of infections, Sweden is unlikely to have reached the level needed for herd immunity.

Read the Full Article (Myth Detector)

This false claim originated from: Facebook

The #CoronavirusFacts database records fact-checks published since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic and its consequences are constantly evolving and data that was accurate weeks or even days ago might have changed. Remember to check the date when the fact-check you are reading was published before sharing it.