The reasons behind national differences in Covid-19 excess death statistics

I suggest a comparison and discussion of dates of lockdown, lockdown duration and lockdown measures would be useful to understand why Scandinavian nations (excl Sweden) and, say, New Zealand, have coped far more effectively than the UK and Scotland. It is probably too early for an in-depth discussion of the political factors affecting the dates and measures but it might be possible to show that nations which locked down early are already undergoing economic recovery and are likely to suffer a much-reduced recession or even avoid that. In other words, has prevarication over national economies and political indecision led directly to high excess deaths and likely deeper economic recession?

Under consideration Suggested by: Tom Dargie Upvoted: 19 Dec, '20 Comments: 0

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