The good side of what Sweden is doing is that personal freedoms and conveniences are largely still intact. . To some of us, that is more important than slowing the spread of the virus.
It all depends on one's values and priorities. . Some place a great value on safety, security, health, and saving lives, while others put a much larger value on freedom and convenience. . Some like to work together with others, while others have more of an "every man for himself" mindset. . And then there are all the people who fall somewhere in between the two extreme ends of the issue. . Neither is right, neither is wrong. . It just depends on what one prefers.
For the USA in particular, the ascendancy of personal freedom over collective authority is innate in the national identity. "Give me liberty, or give me death!" is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775. It's almost a mantra. The problem is that the two are not mutually exclusive.
It seems to me that this speech and its implication was not intended to be applied as it is now. In its original context the population were suffering the imposition of taxes and sanctions from a remote government that were predatory, and for which they perceived little benefit: It was essentially a econo-political threat. In this case the limitations of freedom are being sought by local and national medical and health authorities to save lives, reduce the pandemic and get society back to normal as quickly as possible.
If one exerts one's right to free association above the advice of medical experts who have no agenda except the health of the population, then in the current circumstances one must also accept that a certain percentage of the population will be contagious and passing the disease on to others who will get sick and some will die. Such fatalities will not be martyrs to the struggle for personal freedom, they will be victims of lack of community responsibility. To quote Lord Farquaad in Shrek "some of you may die, but that is a risk I am prepared to take".
A further example of this interpretation occurred during world war II when, just after declaring war on the USA after Pearl Harbour, Hitler sent U-boats to wreak havoc amongst the busy shipping lanes along the coast of the US. It was highly successful. Admiral Donitz called it "the second happy time" because communities along the coast exerted their right not to have to have a black-out. As a result ships were silhouetted against the shore and sunk in large numbers. In that campaign axis submarines sank 609 ships totalling 3.1 million tons. This led to the loss of thousands of lives, mainly those of merchant mariners The bodies of sailors floated to the beaches but the folks on shore maintained their right to keep the lights on.
Personal freedom is a wonderful concept, but it comes with responsibilities.