AirWorthy99 wrote:N757ST wrote:Aesma wrote:But NYC is probably the worst hit place on the planet.
You’re likely right. The worst place impacted in the world has a sub .5% death rate. Worse then flu? Yes. Bubonic plague? No.
Interesting thing is, the apocalyptic scenario that was expected of the US did not materialize, despite many here expecting that to happen with COVID.
COVID19 deaths among important western nations by 1M population, turns out the US is doing better than most, with the exception of Germany and Canada. Despite telling us our health care is worse than: Spain, Italy, France, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, we have a lower 1M population death ratio than those nations.
Tests by 1M population, the US has done better thus far than Netherlands, UK, France and even South Korea.
Now that the world's health care have gone through a huge stress test, we can debunk many myths. The US healthcare system is not that bad after all. Our healthcare infrastructure can weather a pandemic of this proportion, that says a lot about it.
True, but of note is that while the US as a whole has fared better than Europe in terms of overall numbers, the situation is actually a lot more granular once you look at the details.
Not all states have been affected the same. The East coast is suffering a lot more and is seeing numbers far worse than many European nations. NY does especially bad on a per capita basis.
Other states like California and Texas have fared much better in terms of cases, and while there could be many reasons for this, it is apparently coming to light that these regions are fighting a less deadly strain of the virus than the East Coast and Europe which seem to have been afflicted by a nastier one.
The differing climate of these regions might also have played a role.
What could lend it credence is that despite the first suspected cases in the US being from the West coast (imported from China at the beginning), it hasn't appeared to make anywhere near the same impact there as on the East coast, where the angrier cousin of the same virus could have arrived from Europe across the Atlantic as the busiest intercontinental air corridor in the World kept chugging along until quite late in the crisis while traffic from China had been snuffed.
The findings of all the eventual studies will be extremely interesting.
I wouldn't, however, sing the praises of the US healthcare system just yet...