April 15, 2021 - 12:00am

One year ago, an interview with Professor Johan Giesecke of Sweden began to go viral on YouTube. It was early in the pandemic, and he was the most senior voice (as a former state epidemiologist of Sweden, Chief Scientist at the European Centre of Disease Control and advisor to the Director General of the WHO) to come out forcefully against lockdowns.

He promised to come back in a year to review the evidence — and with typical Swedish punctuality, here he is.

What he got wrong, what he got right, and much besides. Don’t miss.