Its simple your health service is either overwhelmed or its not. Italy, Spain, Iran and China all have high death rates because they are dealing with it longer. Take the US for example, The US has 5 times the population and many more ICU beds, but it has less ICU beds per person. Given the population it won't see death rates on a par with Italy/Iran/China until it has 5 times the number of cases Italy does give or take. Most countries on that list are 2-3 weeks behind the big 4 (China, Spain, Iran and Italy). Also its unsure if China are actually reporting accurate numbers and in Iran they don't have the testing to keep up with numbers so again that is inaccurate.Thought I'd post this here too. This is the most recent data from Financial Times on number of cases and number of deaths. Does anyone have any theories or explanations as to why some countries have such high mortality rate from this virus (I marked them as red) and why some are doing really well (marked in blue)? Is it to do with quality of the healthcare? Different strains of the virus? Virus behaviour in different climates? People's genetics? Maybe some data manipulation happening behind the scenes in some countries? I think these differences are very significant and are worth looking into.
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