- Nov 11, 2019
First and foremost: no country knows with certainty how many have the virus. Stats therefore are always in error. It is a guessing game at present............ similar to stats posted on influenza. Many people get the flu and do not seek medical attention. There are presently those who probably have the virus now and/or had the virus without being aware. Those with underlying health issues are the first to seek medical attention and are the ones counted. And there are those who are voluntarily tested. Not an accurate count at all.Why does Germany seem to be spared lethal cases of the new coronavirus?
Why is Germany's COVID-1 death rate so much lower than other countries? : Read more
That's the point, once you have far less cases filed as 'mimimal symptoms' to 'mild', no further measure has to be taken than having you avoid contacts with elderly. Maybe enough to fulfill the curiosity of many but not of whom is used to dive deeper below the surface for more convincing explanations, especially if figures delivered in Germany are BY FAR lower than any other industrialized country. Germans claims that they were able to prevent the virus making its way to the most vulnerable group of people, and this comes down, they say, to a mix of timeliness and medical equipment/capacity in better supply. They were more capable to deploy a great deal of swabs in very short time to random test people close to the first reported cases, detect a lot of younger infected people with very mild/no symptoms, stop the propagation in its early stages. This would also explain the unbalance to younger age classes in the distribution graph, compared to countries with a pretty heavy infection history so far but roughly similar age structure. No doubt Germany can count on a higher number of beds in units equipped for this kind of treatments, swabs were distributed very rapidly and in great number, we could also guess the sampling methods adopted in Germany were more effective than anywhere else. That could partly explain why the contry is apparently yielding amazing success in its early efforts to contain the spread of the contagion while neighbouring countries are struggling to cope. But we may argue on their timeliness, since most counties made their move a week or more after Italy, so at this stage we cannot afford any serious discussion if and how long it will take to countries that started later to catch up with Italy and fill the gap, so this part of the story could probably casts a first major doubt on how Germany managed to keep figures so dramatically lower. Time will possibily raise the tally and thus letality rate to a much more reliable level (?).I've been very fascinated by this question myself. I'm not sure either the article or the respirator issue really explains it. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ When you look at stats there, Germany is listed as having almost no serious cases. So it's not that they have serious cases and people are saved by medical technology. It's that they're not having as many serious cases — not even close.