Therefore, when I compared the world’s Coronavirus death rates per capita, I found a correlation in the data. It is neither the race of citizens nor government action against the virus.
(All data and comments accurate as of the 9th of May, 2020)
Countries where friends of mine live
The Coronavirus death rate per 1 million capita on a country-by-country basis (Data and graphs generated by the website of Department of Medical Genome Sciences, Research Institute for Frontier Medicine, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine.)
You can see the tendency on the graph - "Europe and the US are high, Asia is low and Poland is in the middle."
Is this a result of government action? Italy, France and Spain are under strict lockdowns, Japan never entered into a lockdown because of not having the law to do so, however, the death rate in Italy, France and Spain is very high compared to Japan.
Why? Next, let’s examine the ten worst-hit countries.
The ten worst-hit countries
Western European countries and the US. That’s all.
The government action taken is very different. Sweden is famous for its lack of action in that the government never mandated a lockdown and still opened schools. Some other countries are under lockdowns. However, the death rates are similarly high.
Of course, I think that government action is effective and important. Germany isn’t among the worst 10 countries, and I suppose that it is a result of its government action.
However, the graph shows "the ten worst-hit countries are in western Europe and the US, including different actions against the virus."
If it is true, does the clear result depend on race or location?
Eastern European countries(for comparison, Belgium continues to have the worst rate per capita)
Needless to say, Eastern and Western Europe are adjoining. Races and locations may be not quite different.
However, the death rates are different.
Eastern and Southeastern Asian Countries
Clearly a lower rate than European countries.
I think that the Japanese government’s actions against the virus are not enough. Some actions were appropriate (for example, checking the emerging virus clusters early on and treating people) but many other actions are not strict enough. No lockdown, late compensation for shops and restaurants (almost all shops and restaurants haven’t received compensation yet).
What is the reason for these differences? Race?
North America and Oceania
All the countries are ex-British colonies. (Now these countries have racially diverse populations)
However, the tendency is clear - "North America is high like western Europe, Oceania is low like Asia"
I can’t understand the reason.
These two regions also have tendencies - "South America is in the middle like eastern Europe, Africa is low like Asia."
After comparing the rates of various regions
I found the tendencies among the death rate of Coronavirus victims of per capita as follows;
- Western Europe and North America are high
- Eastern Europe and South America are in the middle
- East and Southeast Asia, Oceania and Africa are low
The government action against the virus is effective, however, the difference of the death rate seems to depend on what region of the world the country is in.
Thus, not the race and government action, but the region has the most impact on the difference of the coronavirus death rates.
Anyway, I cannot understand the reason why region is so related to the coronavirus death rate.
I’m eagerly awaiting for the researchers to make it clear, sincerely hope the world can recover from this hard time.