The U.S. and Britain’s response to the pandemic is less than expected

British researchers published a study in a new issue of the Journal of Global Health, analyzing the deaths from the new crown epidemic in countries and regions such as the United States and the United Kingdom, saying that the United States and Britain were considered to be the most prepared for the epidemic before the new crown pandemic. countries, but the actual situation is less than expected.

Researchers at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom analyzed data on the number of deaths from the new crown in 20 countries and regions. Among them, the indicator “years of life lost” reflects the premature death caused by the new crown compared with life expectancy. Calculations show that the United States has the highest overall number of years of life lost at 10,289,624, and even when calculated in proportion to the population, the United States is still at the forefront in terms of years of life lost per 1,000 people.

In terms of deaths per 1,000 people, England and Wales have the highest rate of 2.39 of the above-mentioned countries and territories. England and Wales also had the highest rate of Covid-19 deaths at 5.78 per cent of people over 90.

Researchers at the University of Manchester said the results showed that the actual situation of the United States and Britain in dealing with the new crown pandemic was less than expected in previous studies. In the 2019 Global Health Security Index, the United States and the United Kingdom are considered the two most prepared countries for an epidemic or pandemic.

The researchers also pointed out that different anti-epidemic measures can significantly affect the mortality rate of some age groups. For example, when compared to Australia, which has a similar health care system, population composition and care home environment, analysis has shown that the death rate in care homes in the UK is 270 to 300 times higher than in Australia.

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