FoHM's article is nonsense. Look at this paragraph, for instance:
När det gäller skolpersonal
så visar Folkhälsomyndighetens analyser att de generellt inte har någon högre risk för att smittas än personer inom övriga yrkesgrupper som har kontakt med många människor, exempelvis serviceyrken
. De har heller inte någon ökad risk för att drabbas av allvarlig sjukdom vid covid-19.
Smittspridningen i skolan återspeglar ökningen av covid-19 i samhället
(FoHM, April 15, 2021)
Why would teachers have to run a higher
risk of getting infected? The only reason why teachers appear to get infected as much as "övriga yrkesgrupper som har kontakt med många människor"
is that the many people they are in contact with are school children/students. Otherwise, they aren't
in contact with many people. They don't spend much time in the teachers' lounge.
FoHM wants to prove the idiocy they claimed from the beginning of the pandemic, i.e. that children don't really
spread the virus. This sentence is absurd:
Spridningen av viruset förekommer även i skolmiljö, men skolmiljön driver inte smittspridningen utan följer den allmänna smittspridningen i samhället.
Apparently, the spread of infection is just as high as in the rest of society, but since it is only just as high and not much higher (which it often is!), we pretend
that it is just a reflection
of the spread of infection in the rest of society but somehow doesn't really contribute
to it. In other words, we want schools to remain open, so we decided that the spread of infection in schools is irrelevant to the spread in society:
– Vi vet att barn i alla åldrar är mottagliga för viruset och kan sprida det vidare. Men barn sprider inte smittan i lika hög utsträckning som vuxna, och ofta blir de mindre sjuka, säger avdelningschef Britta Björkholm.
By the way, for FoHM to prove their idea, it would have required intensive gene sequencing analyses like in the Australian study mentioned above.
Gene sequencing would have shown if teachers are infected by their students or only by other teachers. If the strains present in populations of pupils were separate from the strains in populations of teachers, that would indicate that children don't really contribute to the spread of infection. But Sweden still doesn't appear to do much gene sequencing ...