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My calculation from the CBS - Dutch National Statistics 2020 compared to avg. of two previous years:

Deaths per 1M Pop.

Belgium    665
Holland    535
Spain      531
Italy      467
UK         405
France     377
Sweden     263
Ireland    256
USA        196
Germany     79
Iceland     29

These numbers make more sense, UK and USA catching up.

Icelanders, a remarkable pool of genes ...

Lessons from the past: Familial aggregation analysis of fatal pandemic influenza (Spanish flu) in Iceland in 1918

Iceland and COVID-19 Response

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 2nd, 2020 at 09:42:02 AM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 3rd, 2020 at 02:29:32 AM EST
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The Independent found the same thing that Politico found two weeks ago:

While most countries are only counting confirmed deaths in hospitals, Belgium is including all potential deaths in nursing homes -- even if COVID-19 has not been confirmed as the cause of death.

Experts argue Belgium's approach is more transparent, and that other countries are underreporting the total numbers of deaths. But there's also growing political backlash that Belgium's count could be just as misleading, but in the opposite direction.

The challenge (or uselessness?) of International League Tables between different countries who use different counting methods.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun May 3rd, 2020 at 03:49:41 PM EST
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