January 19th, 2021

Statistics: fair and not

The best parameter which allows to evaluate the impact and real spread of COVID in different countries is to compare the mortality in 2020 with average mortality in pre-COVID years (at least in the countries which has more or less functioning healthcare system). The other data is very dependent on the methodolgy used by countries (number of tests and the methodology to decide the cause of death).
So what we see. Sweden is the country which attracted one of the biggest attention in the fight with pandemics. Lets look to the number of deaths in Sweden in the last 10 years:

Collapse )