Why do people think the virus negatively affects the economy when the evidence suggests othewise?

Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark are remarkably similar in economy. They operate in the same general geographic area and have a lot of the same exports. They, with the exception of Sweden, all followed the same plan to deal with COVID-19. The only difference was that Sweden had 10x the deaths that the other countries had with the same economic outcome.
Why do people think the virus negatively affects the economy when the evidence suggests othewise?
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