Bush Jr. called himself the decider
when he decided to ignore the advice from (in this case: military) experts). Beslutsfattare
tend to choose the experts that agree with them instead of listening to science.
Even in the sciences of nature, it is always possible to find a couple of quacks who will say whatever the decision-makers want (and pay) them to say.
This is not only what Löfven did. It is also what Trump did in the pandemic, and what Biden is doing now in a different case.
I don't know if Matte is a fan of Löfven or Rågsjö, but throughout the pandemic he has come up with pathetic excuses for the Swedish strategy and has been in denial about many of its most obvious aspects, e.g. the idea that masking up was dangerous,
which I had to post documentation for several times because he either didn't read it or immediately went into denial after having read it.
A few days ago, I noticed a peculiar shift in argumentation in a discussion in the International Skeptics Forum when a Biden fan, who would never excuse Trump's
choice of 'experts', began to excuse Biden's
policies with his alleged lack of medical expertise.
And she is doing this in a situation where it has become obvious that the State Department and the CIA are busy removing all skeptics
from the investigation of the alleged 'Havana Syndrome'.
Biden, Blinken and Burns don't do this because they are incapable of understanding
the phenomenon of mass psychogenic illness. They do it because they won't allow
the obvious explanation
for the phenomenon, which contradicts the conclusion that they have a vested interest in.
Similarly, Löfven may not know much about epidemiology or the science of medicine in general, but he knows what he likes!
Tegnell to be right because he favours the strategy that he proposes, so he puts Tegnell and FoHM in charge of Sweden's pandemic response - until a certain point, i.e. November 2020. He chooses
to listen to Tegnell and ignore
his critics, the actual epidemiological experts. And his personal advisers must be doing the same thing.