In a world where government dictates who lives or dies (through socialized medicine resources), The key factor seems to be how much the national government has prioritized preparedness for intensive care unit (ICU) capacity.
The two nations with the most ICU resources are the USA and Germany. But the USA is not a fully socialized medicine society, so a person's wealth & health insurance become a factor. An insurance company can become the 'death panel' that some European governments have already become.
We took last night's updated data from the Johns Hopkins global statistical spreadsheets, for this set of comparisons of how the Covid-19 coronavirus is impacting the nations. Our study focuses on the top 10 nations impacted.
This is the most important question we're trying to find. the mortality rate we're currently using is not the full picture. the reason is that most who have the Covid-19 flu are hanging in the balance of not knowing if they will die of the flu?
The question of "Will I die?", is only answered by either getting well or dying. So we ran the numbers on just those two subsets. And that's where the problem presents itself.
Nations who only got hit substantially in the past month, are not reporting very many confirmed recoveries. Yet the most frail patients in those nations often die within a week of the onset of serious illness.
Only nations like China, Italy, South Korea, & Iran have more than 2 months of experience with this outbreak.
This global map we've prepared is helpful to give a visual perspective.
While we've only detailed the 10 most infected nations, we know that most of the world's nations are impacted to some degree.
One image worth focusing on is the nation of Germany. they have at least twice as much ICU capacity per capita; as any other European nation. We believe their recovery rate has and will continue to show this impact.