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COVID-19 GERMANY & USA: "FIND THE DIFFERENCE" ... EARLY MEASURES ARE CRUCIAL:

GERMANY spends ~11 percent of its GDP on health care per capita per year.
As a result, the capacity of Germany’s health care system is considered to be very high. In the European Union (EU), Germany has
the
most hospital beds per 1,000 people (8.3),
~200 laboratories indicating capacity for SARS-CoV-2-testing
,
among the top countries for the
number of nurses (13.2) and physicians (4.2 !) per 1,000 people.

The most restriction-free and consumer-oriented health care system is mandatory for all citizens and permanent residents of Germany,
with ~90 % of the population covered through nonprofit nongovernmental insurance funds and ~10 % covered through private insurance.
Germany has the
lowest wait times for both consultations with specialists and elective surgeries.

The user-friendliness of the health care system and its ample human resources and physical infrastructure have led to exceptional and continuously improving health indicators.
For example,
life expectancy at birth grew from 75 years in 1990 to 81 years in 2018,
and the
maternal mortality ratio also decreased from 11 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 7(!) in 2017.
USA  increased from 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 16.9  in 2016 [Phils 2017 = 121, no general healthcare]. *)

German early coordinated measures (starting End of January!) by Chancellor Merkel (Dr. of physics, Quantum chemistry)
and
delayed for 50 days against all scientists (End of March, uncoordinated) by "stable genius" Trump:

March - July 2020

   ... EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM.

 

*)

The user-friendliness of the health care system and its ample human resources and physical infrastructure have led to exceptional and continuously improving health indicators.
For example,
life expectancy at birth grew from 75 years in 1990 to 81 years in 2018,
and the
maternal mortality ratio also decreased from 11 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 7(!) in 2017.
USA  increased from 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 16.9  in 2016 [Phils 2017 = 121, no general healthcare].