Why is the COVID-19 death rate so low in Germany? "early and widespread testing and treatment, plenty of intensive care beds and a trusted government whose social distancing guidelines are widely observed."
Why is Germany's coronavirus death rate so low, at 1.4%? A: The gov't is testing 350k citizens a week, and charging nothing, so asymptomatic carriers get tests and quarantine selves. They also ventilate early, increasing survival rates, reports.
via Fascinating on how Germany pulled all of the right pieces together. And quickly.
“Maybe our biggest strength in Germany is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government combined with the trust the government enjoys in the population.”
Really important article on why Germany’s death rate is so low. Contact tracing. Lots of testing. Getting test right early. And competent leadership of the country A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low - The New York Times
“Maybe our biggest strength in Germany,” said Professor Kräusslich, “is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government combined with the trust the government enjoys in the population.”
In #Germany, the low fatality rate from #COVID19 is not a statistical artifact of super-high testing (350k/week), tho that helps. Terrific story by points to intense patient monitoring to spot harbingers of decline b4 it's too late
Very interesting article. This brief thread summarizes the potential reasons why the #Covid_19 death rate in Germany🇩🇪 is lower than in other countries. 🧵1/4
#Germany's #COVID response is already providing many lessons for others
This is what it looks like when you actually have a health care system: via
Germany showing the way to the world on how to fight Covid 19: testing, testing and more testing.. An average of 50000 tests a day for 120 million people- 92000 infected but low fatalities..
How did Germany do so well to counter #COVID19? The parallels to South Korea are notable. Following best practices: start early w/massive testing, tracking, etc by here's S Korea's "secret" 👇
Why is Germany's coronavirus death rate so low? Here's one reason - By the time Germany recorded its first case of Covid-19 in February, laboratories across the country had built up a stock of test kits.
Germany - “Testing and tracking is the strategy that was successful in South Korea and we have tried to learn from that,” Professor Streeck said. (When will our wretched government and its advisers learn this lesson and stop killing people?)
THREAD 1/ Germany has had quite a strong response to #covid19 and purportedly may never cross its threshold for healthcare capacity through social distancing alone. Why is that? This piece (cc ) is worth the read. Some takeaways:
Multiple current and former officials have urged me to read this NYT story on how Germany’s tamped down coronavirus deaths: - early, widespread testing - robust public health system - “rational decision-making” by a trusted government
We can learn a lot from the successes of other countries fighting #COVID19. This article examines some of the key features driving low mortality rates in Germany. Excerpting a few of my favorite points below.
Government matters. Facts matter. Professional competence matters. Community cohesion matters. Journalistic quality matters. Equity in health care matters. Germany is experiencing the same pandemic. They're not experiencing the same catastrophe.
Why is Germany’s #coronavirus death rate so low? 1. Younger patients 2. Widespread testing 3. Contact tracing 4. Abundance of intensive care beds 5. Trusted government 6. Widely followed social distancing guidelines
Why is Germany doing well on #COVID19? New York Times piece on why the country’s #coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
Having a competent state and bureaucracy and thriving private sector aren’t mutually exclusive. See South Korea or Germany, which may likely have a fraction of our deaths per capita because of the former.
“Maybe our biggest strength in Germany,” said Professor Kräusslich, “is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government combined with the trust the government enjoys in the population.”
Very proud of Deutschland. 80M people and the lowest mortality rate from #COVID19
Why Germany's Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
Epidemiologists and virologists say widespread testing and treatment, plenty of intensive care beds and a trusted government whose social distancing guidelines are widely observed.
Testing, tracking - oh, and long-term investment in health care - why Germany’s coronavirus fatality rate is far lower than its neighbours’
“Maybe our biggest strength in Germany,” said Professor Kräusslich, “is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government combined with the trust the government enjoys in the population.”
Um, perhaps the fact the German leader is highly intelligent, pragmatic, an experienced politician and a former research scientist herself, working in a system that generally values science, expertise & discipline, has something to do with it?
A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low (answer: coronavirus housecalls and so much more that you get with a high functioning government)
detailed and insightful review in by on steps Germany has taken to deal with #COVID19 pandemic -mass testing -community monitoring and support for those with + test -early admission if signs of deterioration much to learn
A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low. #Germany's #COVID19 response is already providing lessons for others ⁦
And that is how it can be done. Just imagine: planning, testing capacity, asymptomatic screening of the exposed, TRUST IN GOVERNMENT.... via
One of the best written clearest articles I have ever read in the NY Times!! -- A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
Read : "A German Exception? Why the Country’s #COVID19 Death Rate Is Low" - The pandemic has hit #Germany hard, with more than 100,000 people infected. But fatal cases has been remarkably low compared to those in many neighboring countries.
Great interview by () of about #Germany's low #covid19 mortality . mass-testing to count asymptomatic cases and anticipate treatment . younger cases—better prognosis . more #ICU-beds/capita . more trust in institutions
“The reason why we in Germany have so few deaths at the moment compared to the number of infected can be largely explained by the fact that we are doing an extremely large number of lab diagnoses”
Wow it's almost like having a govt run by competent people & not depraved sociopaths & criminals saves lives!!!
New idea: "Medical staff...are regularly tested...some hospitals have started doing block tests, using swabs of 10 employees, and following up with individual tests only if there is a positive result."
Lots of people saying we should learn from the South Korea but what about the German approach to #Covid19 Yes, yes I know low avg.age of infected individuals & high testing rates can in part explain low deaths but still worth looking at. ⁦
Good article why things seem in control in Germany (and we do pretty well in Utah, too, for now) ⁦⁩ ⁦
“Maybe our biggest strength in Germany is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government”—free testing, healthcare, aggressive contact tracing, respect 4 math & science, ppl willing to sacrifice. ⁦#COVID19 #healthcare ⁦
National policies mitigated #COVID19 by following four-Ts: 🧪 Testing (early & widespread availability) ☣️ Tracking (contact tracing & social distancing) 🏥 Treatment (sufficient PPE & ventilators) 🗣️ Trust (transparent communication & respect for rights)
Then there's this recent NY Times article. It really makes me seriously disturbed by how the US has failed and many other countries esp low and middle income countries where these measures will not be executed.
A really bugging question at this time is, just how come Germany is keeping #COVID19 patients alive so well? Conversely, why are similar countries doing badly at that?
With news that Germany may begin to "open up" ahead of the U.S., this article from two weeks ago is worthwhile. Two takeaways: Testing is key. And "maybe our biggest strength in Germany is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government..."
Lots of people will end up saying that the US’s increasing rates of Corona spread and deaths are inevitable because “pandemic” but they are not. Why the is Germany’s Coronavirus Death Rate So Low? Testing. Tracking and Trust in their government and leader.
A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
Wouldn’t be nice if the US had: “early and widespread testing and treatment, plenty of intensive care beds and a trusted government whose social distancing guidelines are widely observed.”
A German Exception? Why the Country’s #Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low, by via #globalhealth #COVID19
This is what aggressive testing looks like
A German Exception? Why the Country’s #Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low, by via #COVID19
This is a fascinating read about #COVID19 origins in Germany and their response. A lot to learn here: German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low.
“At the end of April, health authorities in Germany also plan to roll out a large-scale antibody study, testing random samples of 100,000 people across Germany every week to gauge where immunity is building up.”
Perhaps the most damning comparison for the U.S. is between its policy response to #covid19 and that of Germany. Here's a look at what Germany has done.
A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low - The New York Times
An interesting read! German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
“Maybe our biggest strength in Germany,” said Professor Kräusslich, “is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government combined with the trust the government enjoys in the population.”
How has Germany kept virus fatalities low? Testing, testing, testing. And leadership informed by science.
Leadership matters in preparing and responding to a #pandemic via #COVID19
NYT on Germany's relatively lower death rate for COVID-19 cases.
Germany, which has had a particularly effective public health response, will begin random-sample antibody testing 100,000 people/week later this month.
mostly testing >> A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
“By now, Germany is conducting around 350,000 coronavirus tests/week, far more than any other European country. Early and widespread testing has allowed the authorities to slow the spread of the pandemic by isolating known cases while they are infectious.”
Because they learned their lesson from seeing the experience of Berlin Prime.
Why is the CFR in #Germany lower? Via Thoughts?
Germany’s COVID19 death rate is even lower than South Korea’s. Why ? widespread testing (350K tests per day), plenty of intensive care beds and a trusted government whose social distancing guidelines are widely observed
Lessons from Germany on coronavirus via
And a great article on Germany #COVID19 German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
Could somebody in the US administration please read this?
1/ Two factors stand out in this article on Germany's lower coronavirus death rate: "Maybe our biggest strength in Germany is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government combined w/ the trust the government enjoys in the population."
Germany is conducting around 350,000 coronavirus tests a week, far more than any other European country. #TestTestTest #EvidenceBase #TrustInGovt #coronavirus #Germany
A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
via ⁦⁩ - Germany’s plan making strong progress 👏👏👏
Good piece on the German low COVID deaths. Many reasons but a good public health system is big. Scary, tho (near article's end) - even w/all that, they aren't sure they will be able to avoid triage in a few weeks. & they're infinitely better than us.
Is it too late for the US? A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low
Why is Germany dealing with COVID-19 so well? Rational decision-making by government combined with trust of population.
Synes denne fra var god om Tysklands strategi (1) Noter likheten i hvordan epidemien startet (2) Betydningen av testkapasitet (3) Betydningen av intensivkapasitet