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(World Health Organization)   Sweden has 24,623 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,040 deaths, a 12.3% fatality rate. Chile has 24,581 COVID-19 cases, with only 285 deaths. That is a 1.2% rate. Can anybody explain why there is such a difference? (PDF)   (who.int) divider line
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2020-05-08 6:12:34 PM  
Testing rate makes the difference. A lack of widespread testing means a lower number of confirmed covid-19.
 
2020-05-08 6:19:09 PM  
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2020-05-08 6:19:30 PM  
Sweden went with herd immunity and lost.
 
2020-05-08 6:28:48 PM  

GardenWeasel: Sweden went with herd immunity and lost.


It seems all it did was concentrate it.  Same reason so many medical pros that have caught it have died, probably.
 
2020-05-08 6:31:48 PM  
As long as you're asking such questions, add Argentina to the mix (to nullify geography as the primary factor in the difference between Chile and Sweden). They've been running pretty close to a 15% death rate.
 
2020-05-08 6:35:51 PM  
Because if you eat lutfisk you pray for the sweet release of death
 
2020-05-08 6:37:26 PM  
It all depends on how you count.

Chile is south of the equator, which means they count in the other direction.
 
2020-05-08 6:39:25 PM  
Italy, Sweden, Spain, UK, New York, New Jersey - all have had massive deaths

China, Japan, Korea and the west coast of the U.S. have had a much lower mortality rate.

I know there are a lot of factors, and without widespread testing, who knows, but I read somewhere that the European strain was deadlier than the Asian strain.  I tend to believe that's part of the reason for the disparities
 
2020-05-08 6:44:16 PM  

syrynxx: Because if you eat lutfisk you pray for the sweet release of death


I thought that was your farts later.
 
2020-05-08 6:57:31 PM  
it's a plague from god, so non believers will suffer more. right?
 
2020-05-08 7:02:25 PM  
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2020-05-08 7:04:41 PM  
Am I incorrect to assume that a majority those being tested are showing symptoms, or think they may have the virus?

It seems most people aren't seeking testing right now, and even if we did, unless we're showing symptoms, we're probably not getting tested.
 
2020-05-08 7:05:23 PM  
Sweden 32% O+ blood;  40% A+.

Chile nearly 90% O+ blood.

https://figshare.com/.../How_blood_gr​o​up_O_could.../12019035
 
2020-05-08 7:07:16 PM  
So California, with nearly 40 million people has less deaths than Sweden with a quarter of the population.

So why is anyone heralding Sweden's approach to Covid again?

What did California do that Sweden do again?
 
2020-05-08 7:21:59 PM  

TexasPeace: Sweden 32% O+ blood;  40% A+.

Chile nearly 90% O+ blood.

https://figshare.com/.../How_blood_gro​up_O_could.../12019035


Norway has a higher rate of A+, Denmark and Finland are very close to Sweden or even with it, also Germany.  So I highly doubt that is the cause.
 
2020-05-08 7:26:17 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: TexasPeace: Sweden 32% O+ blood;  40% A+.

Chile nearly 90% O+ blood.

https://figshare.com/.../How_blood_gro​up_O_could.../12019035

Norway has a higher rate of A+, Denmark and Finland are very close to Sweden or even with it, also Germany.  So I highly doubt that is the cause.


Sweden seems to have done a poor job of protecting its older population.
 
2020-05-08 7:42:38 PM  
Maybe it's the altitude
 
2020-05-08 7:47:47 PM  
also some doctor was leaking that, many hospitals are refusing to put people on oxygen or something. didn't look enough into it to know if it's true or not doh.
 
2020-05-08 7:55:02 PM  
Yerba mate and milcao. That sh*t cures everything. You just can't have it and go directly outside or you get la boca chueca.
 
2020-05-08 8:42:13 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: So California, with nearly 40 million people has less deaths than Sweden with a quarter of the population.

So why is anyone heralding Sweden's approach to Covid again?

What did California do that Sweden do again?


There is no such thing as less deaths.  All deaths are the same, dead.
 
2020-05-08 8:46:07 PM  

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2020-05-08 9:17:03 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Yerba mate and milcao. That sh*t cures everything. You just can't have it and go directly outside or you get la boca chueca.


Pisco sour  does cure a lot of problems.
 
2020-05-08 9:35:16 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: TexasPeace: Sweden 32% O+ blood;  40% A+.

Chile nearly 90% O+ blood.

https://figshare.com/.../How_blood_gro​up_O_could.../12019035

Norway has a higher rate of A+, Denmark and Finland are very close to Sweden or even with it, also Germany.  So I highly doubt that is the cause.


Sweden went with herd immunity which is the idea that you stop people from getting covid-19 by letting everyone get covid-19. Herd immunity is only a good idea if you have a vaccine, otherwise all it is is the end result of a rampant disease going through the population.

Neighbouring countries like Norway went with lockdown and had far fewer deaths.
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/ho​w​-sweden-and-norway-handled-coronavirus​-differently-2020-4?r=US&IR=T
 
2020-05-08 9:41:12 PM  

Nidiot: Dewey Fidalgo: TexasPeace: Sweden 32% O+ blood;  40% A+.

Chile nearly 90% O+ blood.

https://figshare.com/.../How_blood_gro​up_O_could.../12019035

Norway has a higher rate of A+, Denmark and Finland are very close to Sweden or even with it, also Germany.  So I highly doubt that is the cause.

Sweden went with herd immunity which is the idea that you stop people from getting covid-19 by letting everyone get covid-19. Herd immunity is only a good idea if you have a vaccine, otherwise all it is is the end result of a rampant disease going through the population.

Neighbouring countries like Norway went with lockdown and had far fewer deaths.
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how​-sweden-and-norway-handled-coronavirus​-differently-2020-4?r=US&IR=T


Oh I know.   I'm just pointing out that  the idea that Sweden has an higher A+ population relative to it's neighbors and that's why it's death toll is so much higher doesn't hold up.   Sweden farked up.
 
2020-05-08 9:42:24 PM  
It must be all those hot blondes.
 
2020-05-08 11:32:09 PM  
Covid-19 doesn't care about White people.
 
2020-05-08 11:33:07 PM  

Porkbelly: Dewey Fidalgo: So California, with nearly 40 million people has less deaths than Sweden with a quarter of the population.

So why is anyone heralding Sweden's approach to Covid again?

What did California do that Sweden do again?

There is no such thing as less deaths.  All deaths are the same, dead.


Correct. It is FEWER deaths.
 
2020-05-08 11:34:54 PM  
Maybe they're lying about their stats just like every other country seems to be.
 
2020-05-08 11:35:37 PM  
Sweden needs to push more doctors out their windows.  Then the corona numbers will stay low or go down.
 
2020-05-08 11:36:54 PM  

arrogantbastich: Maybe it's the altitude


at one point I remember reading some anecdotes that suggested behavior (and treatment) similar to altitude sickness, where some people get floored by it while others hardly notice, and neither has ever been reliable to predict.
 
2020-05-08 11:37:37 PM  
You mean that the "why bother trying" approach had horrible results? Shocking.
 
2020-05-08 11:37:43 PM  
"The sun is there" Maybe it IS Vitamin D
The Swedish need to get their gear off and get more sun.
 
2020-05-08 11:39:46 PM  
There is always a Wikipedia article: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics.
 
2020-05-08 11:40:17 PM  

TexasPeace: Sweden 32% O+ blood;  40% A+.

Chile nearly 90% O+ blood.

https://figshare.com/.../How_blood_gro​up_O_could.../12019035


Yeah all that ''blood type protects you'' bullshiat comes from China... and its based on the same old ''traditional chinese medicine'' bullshiat, zero basis in facts or science.
 
2020-05-08 11:41:53 PM  
You're gonna die, that's why.
 
2020-05-08 11:43:04 PM  
Let's ask this very same question a year from now.

The most chilling thing in all of this is that there seems to be a "we're over the worst of it" attitude cropping up.
 
2020-05-08 11:44:21 PM  
Because of stupidity or lies.
 
2020-05-08 11:44:41 PM  
Because Sweden long ago gave up worship of the True Gods and Goddesses. They turned to the superstitions of christianity and the false prophet. If they still worshiped Odin and Thor they would have had the wisdom and strength to see their way through this ordeal.

/Just some lighthearted humor
//And f*ck all the white supremacists who have co-opted the ancient Norse religion.
 
2020-05-08 11:44:53 PM  
Diet?
 
2020-05-08 11:45:05 PM  
Many, many more asymptomatic cases in Sweden?

/did I win?
//I'll take what's behind door number 2, Monty
///oh crap, its a case of the 'rona, isn't it?
 
2020-05-08 11:46:44 PM  
DNRTFA, but what is the average age of the people that died? The older someone is, the harder this virus is on them.
 
2020-05-08 11:47:01 PM  
China went with making up numbers. and they won the numbers game with a credulous press asking the wrong questions...

...but lost with smart people
 
2020-05-08 11:48:03 PM  
Is Sweden is more likely to count a COVID-19 death as a COVID-19 death instead of assigning a different cause of death or is it really ten times worse?
 
2020-05-08 11:50:10 PM  
They may be undercounting.
Its hard to imagine Chile has a better testing program, but if the epidenic started later there, the numbers are better.
 
2020-05-08 11:52:02 PM  

mrmopar5287: Porkbelly: Dewey Fidalgo: So California, with nearly 40 million people has less deaths than Sweden with a quarter of the population.

So why is anyone heralding Sweden's approach to Covid again?

What did California do that Sweden do again?

There is no such thing as less deaths.  All deaths are the same, dead.

Correct. It is FEWER deaths.


Man that's a sweet ass-car
 
2020-05-08 11:52:54 PM  

Nidiot: Dewey Fidalgo: TexasPeace: Sweden 32% O+ blood;  40% A+.

Chile nearly 90% O+ blood.

https://figshare.com/.../How_blood_gro​up_O_could.../12019035

Norway has a higher rate of A+, Denmark and Finland are very close to Sweden or even with it, also Germany.  So I highly doubt that is the cause.

Sweden went with herd immunity which is the idea that you stop people from getting covid-19 by letting everyone get covid-19. Herd immunity is only a good idea if you have a vaccine, otherwise all it is is the end result of a rampant disease going through the population.

Neighbouring countries like Norway went with lockdown and had far fewer deaths.
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how​-sweden-and-norway-handled-coronavirus​-differently-2020-4?r=US&IR=T


It's not over though...
 
2020-05-08 11:53:09 PM  
The winner takes it all, the loser standing small
 
2020-05-08 11:54:39 PM  

bluewave69: also some doctor was leaking that, many hospitals are refusing to put people on oxygen or something. didn't look enough into it to know if it's true or not doh.


With the high mortality rate of patients put on ventilators, many doctors are avoiding that and treating early with blood thinners and anti-clotting agents
 
2020-05-08 11:55:29 PM  
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2020-05-08 11:56:35 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Sweden needs to push more doctors out their windows.  Then the corona numbers will stay low or go down.


Plus the increased air flow will clear out lingering COVID-19 particulates
 
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