[ExI] COVID-19 has now killed more Americans than Chinese

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Wed Apr 1 13:58:44 UTC 2020



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of John Clark via extropy-chat
Subject: Re: [ExI] COVID-19 has now killed more Americans than Chinese



On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 9:09 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org <mailto:extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> > wrote:


> If we look at per capita infection rates, note that all of the western countries converge to similar values over time



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/coronavirus-cases-united-states.html?algo=top_conversion <https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/coronavirus-cases-united-states.html?algo=top_conversion&fellback=false&imp_id=786042648&imp_id=868864423&action=click&module=Most%20Popular&pgtype=Homepage> &fellback=false&imp_id=786042648&imp_id=868864423&action=click&module=Most%20Popular&pgtype=Homepage


John K Clark




That chart shows China with the lowest per capita rate about a tenth the infection rate of the US, US with the second lowest, Spain about 4 times higher and Italy about 3 times higher.  Switzerland is another big loser here, not on the chart, with about 3.3 times higher infection rate than the US.


Conclusion: don’t travel to Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain or Austria, and only travel to China if you believe their numbers (I don’t.)


The sub-headline of the article is the sentence “this chart shows why.”  But that chart didn’t show why because it wasn’t in per-capita infection rates.



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