A question about Corona Virus Mortality Rates in Europe

Mar 16, 2020
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How come Germany has roughly 3-1/2 times the confirmed number of cases than the UK - but 1/3 of the deaths?
That equates to about 1/10 the death rate in the UK.
Why?
 

SHaines

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Since things are still happening on a rapid timeline (a lot of the deaths in Italy happened in a 24 hour period) so there will need to be more research by medical professionals before we can say with certainty. Once that research is done, we'll share it to the forums.
 
Mar 16, 2020
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A lot depends on who and how much is tested in the respective countries. Differences can be seen in the statistics (by age, number of hospitalized, etc.)

A leading German virologist believes that Germany recognized his outbreak very early and tested a lot.

The transcripts of his podcasts can be found here:

You just have to have them machine-translated.
For example you can find something on the first page of Podcast 11,
 

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