Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway's prime minister three times during the 80's and 90's, and WHO's the boss between 1998 and 2003 – during the sars.
currently, she is president of the GPMB, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board. It is an independent body of experts, established by the world health organisation and the world Bank, to monitor and to ensure that it is the state of preparedness for global health emergencies.
Norway's former prime minister on the policies
During a press conference on Saturday and talked to the Gro Harlem Brundtland on how different countries have chosen different strategies in the fight against the coronavirus, writes the Swedish newspaper svenska Dagbladet.
"I went to the Swedish, Norwegian and Danish approaches from the beginning," she says, according to the paper, and continued:
in Early march, seemed to be health authorities in the nordic countries have to think in the same way. Health care systems need to be protected in order not to be overwhelmed. At the same time, there was an idea to create some kind of immunity in the population.
She said that in Norway, have gone further than Sweden in its approach, and that it has been ”proven to be a very good thing”.
”a Lot of lives have been saved”
" the Authorities in Norway wanted to be on the safe side and take precautionary measures in order to prevent as many deaths as possible. Therefore, the closed society, " says Gro Harlem Brundtland, to the local.
She also said that many people are relieved, in sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.
" That our governments were as strict, and shut it down. We can see that, so far, many lives have been saved by being tough when it comes to social distance.
The former prime minister, points out that the eruption of the corona is not a one-time thing – like a virus it can be again, if only for three or four years old, according to her.
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