FHI director: Some of the corona measures in Norway were too strict

Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB

Some of the corona measures, especially in addressing the omicron variant, were too strict, FHI director Camilla Stoltenberg said on Friday.

Months after Norway celebrated its reopening, strict measures were again introduced in December to reduce delta infection and as a precautionary measure as the new omicron variant was gaining ground.

Stoltenberg told ABC News that some of the measures were too strict.

“Yes, I’m sure some of them have been (too strict). We have always tried to give advice on the right levels of measures, but because the uncertainty has been so great every time a new variant appeared, we had to start from scenarios and risk levels that viewed new variants to be as serious as the previous ones,” she said.

“This was also the case with omicron just before Christmas. The measures we had from mid-December 2021 to mid-January 2022 were probably too strict, but it was not possible to know that in mid-December,” Stoltenberg noted.

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1 Comment on "FHI director: Some of the corona measures in Norway were too strict"

  1. A very hindsight perspective. In a pandemic that sneaky, fast, and deadly there is no such thing as being over-cautious, and a public health official thinking and saying we were is a serious liability. Look at Sweden.

    As well, facemasking should have been mandatory starting mid-March 2020 after that South China Morning Post “official distance” article. It might have prevented the need for the economically and socially devastating lockdown.

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