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With the world average coming in at 8.36% for % positive tests (confirmed cases/tests)

Data set is truly worthless to make any comparison between nations. Having followed closely the Dutch, Belgians, Germans, British and Washington DC policy it is expected that the "herd immunity" states have a similar awful death count and a poor testing record. Starting late, being unprepared, not only were these states behind the curve making it difficult to catch up with PPE: hospitals overwhelmed and not ready to start tests. In all these countries the frontline doctors and nurses paid the ultimate price. Once the outbreak is out of control (month of March) the death count will be insurmountable. Other states who were prepared, only needed to do containment in the primary clusters and therefore have a low number of tests.

Deaths /1M and Tests/1M
Belgium (773-56) - Dutch (329-17) - UK (501-35) - USA (263-32) - Germany (95-38). Both for the Dutch and the USA the death count is underrated. Should be adjusted for the deaths at home and in the nursing homes. The Dutch number will be near 500 deaths /M. The US were fortunate the governors of Blue States were firm on the lockdown, therefore transmission to the rural areas (Red States) was limited ... up till now.

The South-East Asia nations have a quite remarkable testing regime and a policy of early containment and tracking of infection spread. These nations were well prepared, not because they had more lead-time, but they were well prepared due to the earlier SARS Outbreak in 2003. The combined states of Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong have a combined total of ...

Countries     Deaths  Cases/1M  Deaths/1M  Tests/1K  Pop.M
Japan          697      127         6         1.8    126.5
HK               4      141         0.5      22.5      7.5
Singapore       21     4601         4        38.4      5.8
South Korea    260      215         5        14.2     51.2
Taiwan           7       18         0.3       2.9     23.8
Thailand        56       43         0,8       4.1     69.8

Totals
Population 285 million
Number of deaths  1045

In comparison USA - UAE

States   Deaths  Cases/1M  Deaths/1M  Tests/1K  Pop.M    
NY       27,426    18,151    1,410      67.0    19.5
NJ        9,946    16,216    1,120      50.8     8.9
CT        3,219     9,947      903      41.9     3.6  
MT        5,482    48,888      795      61.6     6.9
DC          368     9,736      521      48.7     0.7
....
CA        3,052     1,897       77      27.9    39.5
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UAE         210     2,211       21     158.1     9.9 [For comparison only]


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri May 15th, 2020 at 04:21:29 PM EST

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