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Friend of mine arrived back there last Thursday, he says the same, bit unnerving.

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Austria has nearly twice as many cases with nearly half as many deaths as Sweden.

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The mortality rate based on identified cases and deaths from Johns Hopkins:

 

Sweden : 5%

 

UK:         10%

 

The UK has extreme social distancing. Sweden does not.

 

Yet Sweden has a mortality rate half as high as the UK.

 

So another clear illustration that social distancing is of very little use.

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Posted (edited)
28 minutes ago, ChipButty said:

Some 230 people have died from the lethal bug in the Scandinavian country and there are almost 5,000 cases

Austria 11,781   186   2,507 9,088 245 1,308 21 104,134 11,562
Sweden 6,443   373   205 5,865 379 638 37 36,900 3,654

 

From just now.   https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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Finland there were no new deaths yesterday and the number of people who is getting the coronavirus is declining

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Posted (edited)
8 minutes ago, UbonThani said:

Austrians have ski resorts and mountains between each house

Thailand doesn't.Austria has a population of 9 mil Sweden has 10 mil so similar size and location with wildly varying numbers.

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2 minutes ago, FarFlungFalang said:

Thailand doesn't.

Muay Thai kicks kill the virus plus chilli

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2 minutes ago, UbonThani said:

Muay Thai kicks kill the virus plus chilli

Plus a gun toting Trictator.

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Posted (edited)
16 minutes ago, UbonThani said:

Austrians have ski resorts and mountains between each house

 

It's a very interesting comparison between Austria and Sweden. Both have similar population sizes. Both have ski resorts and remote areas with few people, but both also have urban centres.

 

Ski resorts may actually play a role here. Austria's success in containing the virus is remarkable, especially if you consider that they are neighbours of Italy.

 

So what is the difference between Austria and Sweden?

 

It could be that in Austria the cases were concentrated in remote ski resorts like Ischgl, which was found to be a hotspot in Austria. Italian tourists from Lombardy brought the virus there.

 

Since these ski resorts are fairly easy to isolate, here social distancing actually meant sense. It may just be that Austria caught the virus hotspots on time and because, by chance, they were at a remote ski resort it was easier to contain the spread.

 

In Sweden by contrast, whose ski resorts are not that popular with tourists anyway and more for Swedes, the virus was brought in by a Swedish woman who returned from Wuhan and lived in Stockholm. By all accounts in an urban setting the virus spreads much quicker and easier.

 

 

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