The death rate recorded in the United States due to the novel coronavirus is way higher than the rest of the world. New research published by the AMA mentioned that the total fatality rate in the U.S. has increased in the past few months.
The study in discussion involves 18 countries with a population of more than 5 million and per capita GDP levels above $25,000 annually. It also talks about the overall increase in death rate and the reason behind it.
According to Professor Emanuel, the U.S. has had a situation that is significantly worse when you draw a comparison.
The death rate in the United States is 85% more than Israel, Denmark, and, Germany after making adjustments to the population count. When compared with Sweden, the U.S. saw 29% more deaths even though Sweden did not impose a proper lockdown.
The professor also added that the number of people dying at present is crucial to consider.
In June, the death count in Italy was massive and people were losing hope but they were eventually able to control. Right now their death rate has dropped to 3.1 per 100,000 which was 27.2 before.
Emmanuel believes that this is not because Italy has an exceptional healthcare system but because they were able to implement SOPs in a far better way than the United States.
According to Professor Theo, who is not a member of the research, a single state had a situation worse than the United States and that is Belgium. He also adds that after the initial phase, the situation of the U.S. become far worse.
The reason Belgium looks bad initially is that they counted all COVID-related deaths under this very category which a lot of the countries didn’t. He also believes that it is important to consider the overall death count rather than just the official COVID-19 deaths.
With another wave of COVID-19 hitting most countries, people are still reluctant to follow the SOPs and not taking the situation seriously.