Mortality figures from COVID-19 seem to have a wide range between countries. I'm taking these data from the NYTimes coronavirus map, accessed today 3/19/20 at noon EST, which is itself sourced from various national governments. China's mortality rate is about 4% (3245/80928), which seems to be approximately the global average. On the high end of the spectrum, Italy's mortality rate is 8.3% (2978/35713) – this seems to be driven up by an older population, as well as running out of ICU beds. In the US, we are currently tracking at 1.5% (149/10197) but we are early in the epidemic. Germany's mortality is currently 0.15% (12/8198, or less than 1/5th of 1 percent), far lower than most other countries.
What is Germany doing differently that the rest of us should be doing? Can any German physicians or public health officials offer insights into how you are triaging patients, managing ICU beds, how your workflow is proceeding, etc? If other nations are able to learn from the German example and implement these practices, thousands of lives could be saved.
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