Per 100,000 522
Per 100,000 14
What does the above numbers mean?
874 deaths from Covid-19 in Japan
100,426 deaths from Covid-19 in USA
The’s a difference of 99,552 LIVES.
The numbers were a handful, countable with just one hand only 3 months ago. We said it’s kinda like the seasonal flu (btw, believe that killed about 30,000 in USA last year – not 100,000 over 3-months period) Yes, there’s population difference so let’s account for that to show per 100,000 – it’s a huge difference as US posts staggering number to be world’s “leading” country in death tolls and this… is also sobering when you know that Japan has way higher age over 65 population than USA.
Why this huge difference?
Having gone between these two countries, I think I know why.
Numbers tell a story … and I lived the two stories.
Credit: Numbers excerpt from New York Times Corona-virus Map- Tracking site.