COVID-19

Covid-19, masks and vaccination : Some exemplary failures

 

March 2020 : Lack of screeningtests and protective masks
Tell me what you need and the government will explain how to do without it

March 2020 : Lack of screening tests and protective masks in several countries. In France, for example, the government declared with conviction that masks were completely unnecessary.

 

Situation as of 7 April 2020 Daily screening tests Wearing a mask
recommended for everyone
Population in millions Number of deaths Deaths per million inhabitants
South Corea 20000 Yes 51.8 192 4
Germany 70000 Yes 83.1 1942 23
Austria 15000 Yes 8.9 243 27
France 9000 No 67.1 10300 154
Belgium 2000 No 11.5 2034 177

 

Mortality by country: the worst was perhaps not where you think

Throughout 2020, European media focused on the number of deaths in the United States. Yet the death rate was no higher there than in Europe.
In Belgium, the government insisted on the low number of deaths compared to its neighbours. Of course, when one compares to countries where the population is at least five times as numerous... The death rate in Belgium was then 2 to 4 times higher than among its neighboirs and one of the worst in the world.

 

Situation as of 21 June 2022 Population in millions Number of deaths Deaths per million inhabitants Comments in 2020
South Corea 51.8 24474 472
Netherlands 17.2 22966 1335 50% under-evaluated according to WHO.
Germany 83.1 140462 1690
France 67.1 150201 2238 Deaths in hospital and retirement homes, NOT at home.
Austria 8.9 19998 2247
Spain 47.1 107604 2285 Only people tested positive, including at home. But deaths in retirement homes NOT included.
United Kingdom 66.4 180376 2717 30% under-evaluated according to WHO.
Until end of April 2020, only deaths in hospital, then including deaths in retirement home.
Belgium 11.5 31868 2771 The only country that does not fake the figures, according to the WHO
Italy 60.3 167842 2783 30% under-evaluated according to WHO.
Only people tested positive, including at home.
United States 329.3 1015040 3082

 


Population : Official archives via Wikipedia

Deaths : Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

Vaccination end of 2020 : France is thinking

Vaccination in France started at the same time as in the other countries of the European Union. After a week, the vaccination rate was 100 times lower than in its neighbours. The government and health authorities persist for several days, before being forced to change their minds under pressure.

 

Situation as of 2 January 2021 Population in millions First day
of vaccination
Number of doses
admininstered
Doses administered
per 100 people
Doses per day
per million inhabitants
France 67.1 20201227 352 0.00 1
Italy 60.3 20201227 84000 0.14 199
Germany 83.1 20201227 239000 0.29 411
United States 329.3 20201214 4200000 1.28 638
United Kingdom 66.4 20201208 950000 1.43 550

 


Population : Official archives via Wikipedia

Doses : Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccinations by Statistics and Research at Our World in Data