Why Germany’s death rate is so low
has the fourth-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections — more than 100,000. But its death rate is an order of magnitude lower than those in nearby Italy
. One reason is a quirk of fate: many of the first to be infected were young, healthy people who caught the virus in Austrian and Italian ski resorts. Germany
has also tested many people with few or no symptoms, lowering the death rate on paper. And the country has a robust free public-health system with lots of intensive-care beds, a trusted government
whose social-distancing guidelines are widely observed and an aggressive approach to early testing and treatment.
"A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low" ~