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Lockdowns had no correlation with death rate....

Weird. Who knew...

Basically, older, diseased, sedentary people in certain latitudes were the factors in death rate.

Let's get the country and schools open.

This analysis shows that higher Covid-19 mortality rates are mostly found in countries experiencing higher life expectancies and showing a recent slowdown of this progression. Most of these developed and aging societies are latitudinally located over the 25° parallel. They also have higher GDP and chronic diseases levels (e.g., CVD and cancer) associated with major metabolic risk factors (e.g., inactive lifestyle, sedentarity, and obesity). High temperature and UV levels are associated with low death rates such that northern and western countries pay the most severe toll to Covid-19.

In the PCA, the first axis shows a strong correlation between Covid-19 death rates and countries inside the [25/65°] latitudinal strip, while the third axis reveals two correlations with Covid-19 death rates: one with longitude, a second one with obesity. This suggests that states in the Americas plagued with frequent inactive lifestyle and higher obesity rates than Asian countries experienced a higher death toll.

Regarding government's actions (i.e., containment and stringency index), no association was found with the outcome, suggesting that the other studied factors were more important in the Covid-19 mortality than political measures implemented to fight the virus, except for the economic support index. It may however be important to decipher this positive relation in a plausible chronological order: it does not seem that a higher economic support would induce a higher Covid-19 mortality, but rather that a higher death toll rate provoked a larger societal reaction, including a higher amount of economic measures, when available.

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Posted: 11/25/2020 at 3:57PM


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Lockdowns had no correlation with death rate.... -- 93Buff 11/25/2020 3:57PM
  Hospitals over capacity sure had an affect on death rates ** -- BarkingDogBuff 11/25/2020 5:19PM
  Which happened rarely in the US. ** -- 93Buff 11/25/2020 6:26PM
  So can you explain? -- BACKinBLACK 11/25/2020 5:26PM