Some comparisons you've never seen: What explains the varying death rates from coronavirus in different nations?
In today's Washington Post, this report seeks to explain Germany's relative success as compared to its major European neighbors.
Canada is often praised too. On the other hand, if we consider death rates from various states, here's how some numbers look:
Coronavirus deaths per million population, as of May 26California's right there with Germany. Texas has them both beat.
North Carolina: 75
Those are some of our less afflicted larger states. Meanwhile, Europe's most afflicted nations don't look quite so bad when compared to our most afflicted states:
Coronavirus deaths per million population, as of May 26:Presumably, many factors go into those widely varying numbers.
New York: 1443
New Jersey: 1260
United Kingdom: 546
United States: 303
At any rate, we've never seen such comparisons before. We compile, you ponder/rue this terrible affliction/seek to explain.