The majority believes that Norway was ill-prepared for a pandemic

Ullevål hospitalUllevål hospital.Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB scanpix

55 per cent of Norwegians think Norway was ill-prepared to deal with a pandemic like coronavirus. Only 33 per cent think Norway was well prepared, while 12 per cent did not know, according to Norwegian Corona Monitor from Opinion.
According to the survey, men are more critical than women. 59 per cent of men and 52 per cent of women believe that Norway was poorly prepared. Oslo people are the most critical – here two out of three (66 per cent) believe that Norway was not well prepared.

In April, the government set up an independent commission to investigate the authorities’ handling of the corona crisis. The commission will deliver its work by the end of March 2021.

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1 Comment on "The majority believes that Norway was ill-prepared for a pandemic"

  1. Only Norwegians could complain about such a low death count. 🙂

    The worst oversight was/is by the nursing home administrators. The virus’s danger to the elderly was known from the very beginning. Facemasking obviously should have been implemented immediately, and on 27Mar20 I sent an e-mail to the Veteransenter in Kongsvinger … copied to various personages in Forsvars/Defence … urging such steps. (Does anyone know if anyone was sick in the Veteransenter?)

    People should not wait on “experts” and “authorities” instead of using their own common sense.

    Overall, Erna Solberg and Bent Høie responded immediately and decisively with the extreme lockdown, preventing the tragedy which happened in Britain and Sweden from happening here.

    (But coming out of lockdown facemasking especially on public transportation MUST still be implemented, until there is a vaccine.)

    Tusen takk, Erna og Bent!

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