Thursday, 14 May 2020

Coronavirus - Data, Death Rates, and Jingoistic Drivel


A post from April 2020 on Coronavirus data, death rates and jingoistic drivel.


 


Coronavirus - Data, Death Rates and Jingoistic Drivel (20/04/20)



The Johns Hopkins University of Medicine in America has an excellent database on the impact of Coronavirus around the world which shows that America has the largest number of cases (759,086) but a relatively low fatality rate of 5.40%.

Scotland currently has 8,187 confirmed cases resulting in  903 fatalities and a  fatality rate of 11.03% - higher than Spain at 10.44% and much higher that Germany at 3.16%.

Here's a link to the JHU web site which I think I'll send to Douglas Chapman, the SNP MP for Dunfermline and West Fife. 

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality

 


Confirmed Cases by Country/Region (Deaths)


746,379 US (41,379)


195,944 Spain (20,453)


178,972 Italy (23,660)


152,996 France (19,744)


145,184 Germany (4,586)


121,172 United Kingdom (16,095)


86,306 Turkey (2,017)


83,805 China (4,636)


82,211 Iran (5,118)


42,853 Russia (361)


38,496 Belgium (5,683)


37,437 Brazil (2,388)


34,979 Canada (1,537)


32,835 Netherlands (3,696)


27,740 Switzerland (1,393)


20,206 Portugal (714)


17,615 India (559)


15,628 Peru (400)


15,251 Ireland (610)


14,749 Austria (452)


14,385 Sweden (1,540)


13,491 Israel (172)


10,797 Japan (236)


10,661 Korea, South (234)


10,088 Chile (133)


9,468 Ecuador (474)


9,362 Saudi Arabia (97)


9,287 Poland (360)


8,746 Romania (451)


8,348 Pakistan (168)


7,580 Denmark (355)


7,497 Mexico (650)


7,078 Norway (165)


6,781 United Arab Emirates (41)


6,701 Czechia (186)


6,588 Singapore (11)


6,575 Indonesia (582)


6,547 Australia (67)


6,259 Philippines (409)


5,994 Serbia (117)


5,449 Ukraine (141)


5,448 Qatar (8)


5,389 Malaysia (89)


4,779 Belarus (47)


4,680 Dominican Republic (226)


4,273 Panama (120)


3,783 Finland (94)


3,621 Colombia (166)


3,550 Luxembourg (73)


3,158 South Africa (54)


3,144 Egypt (239)


2,855 Morocco (141)


2,839 Argentina (132)


2,765 Thailand (47)


2,629 Algeria (375)


2,472 Moldova (67)


2,456 Bangladesh (91)


2,235 Greece (113)


1,916 Hungary (189)


1,915 Kuwait (7)


1,881 Bahrain (7)


1,871 Croatia (47)


1,771 Iceland (9)


1,676 Kazakhstan (17)


1,565 Uzbekistan (5)


1,539 Iraq (82)


1,528 Estonia (40)


1,431 New Zealand (12)


1,398 Azerbaijan (19)


1,330 Slovenia (74)


1,298 Lithuania (35)


1,291 Armenia (20)


1,285 Bosnia and Herzegovina (48)


1,266 Oman (7)


1,207 North Macedonia (51)


1,161 Slovakia (12)


1,035 Cuba (34)


1,017 Cameroon (42)


996 Afghanistan (33)


894 Bulgaria (42)


866 Tunisia (37)


847 Cote d'Ivoire (9)


846 Djibouti (2)


834 Ghana (9)


767 Cyprus (12)


727 Latvia (5)


713 Andorra (36)


712 Diamond Princess (13)


673 Lebanon (21)


660 Costa Rica (4)


639 Niger (19)


579 Guinea (5)


576 Burkina Faso (36)


562 Albania (26)


554 Kyrgyzstan (5)


542 Nigeria (19)


520 Bolivia (32)


517 Uruguay (10)


510 Kosovo (12)


472 Honduras (46)


461 San Marino (39)


431 West Bank and Gaza (2)


427 Malta (3)


420 Taiwan* (6)


417 Jordan (7)


394 Georgia (4)


367 Senegal (3)


328 Mauritius (9)


327 Congo (Kinshasa) (25)


308 Montenegro (5)


271 Sri Lanka (7)


270 Kenya (14)


268 Vietnam (0)


257 Guatemala (7)


227 Venezuela (9)


224 Mali (14)


206 Paraguay (8)


201 El Salvador (7)


173 Jamaica (5)


170 Tanzania (7)


164 Somalia (7)


144 Rwanda (0)


143 Congo (Brazzaville) (6)


138 Brunei (1)


122 Cambodia (0)


121 Madagascar (0)


114 Trinidad and Tobago (8)


111 Burma (5)


109 Gabon (1)


108 Ethiopia (3)


94 Monaco (3)


91 Liberia (8)


84 Togo (5)


79 Equatorial Guinea (0)


79 Liechtenstein (1)


75 Barbados (5)


66 Sudan (10)


63 Guyana (7)


61 Cabo Verde (1)


61 Zambia (3)


55 Bahamas (9)


55 Uganda (0)


52 Maldives (0)


50 Guinea-Bissau (0)


49 Libya (1)


44 Haiti (3)


39 Eritrea (0)


39 Mozambique (0)


39 Syria (3)


35 Benin (1)


35 Sierra Leone (0)


33 Chad (0)


32 Mongolia (0)


31 Nepal (0)


25 Zimbabwe (3)


24 Angola (2)


23 Antigua and Barbuda (3)


22 Eswatini (1)


20 Botswana (1)


19 Laos (0)


19 Timor-Leste (0)


18 Belize (2)


17 Fiji (0)


17 Malawi (2)


16 Dominica (0)


16 Namibia (0)


15 Saint Lucia (0)


14 Grenada (0)


14 Saint Kitts and Nevis (0)


12 Central African Republic (0)


12 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (0)


11 Seychelles (0)


10 Nicaragua (2)


10 Suriname (1)


9 Gambia (1)


9 MS Zaandam (2)


8 Holy See (0)


7 Mauritania (1)


7 Papua New Guinea (0)


6 Western Sahara (0)


5 Bhutan (0)


5 Burundi (1)


4 Sao Tome and Principe (0)


4 South Sudan (0)


1 Yemen (0)

Doug's Jingoistic Drivel (18/04/20)



I don't know the MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, Douglas Chapman, but I have to say he sounds like a complete buffoon having read his appalling tweet about the comparative Coronavirus death rates between  Scotland and England.

According to the latest statistics Scotland has a higher fatality rate than Northern Ireland, for example, and our record does not compare too well with other comparable countries around the world.

But that's a matter for sober reflection at the appropriate time - it's certainly not a cause for jingoistic celebration or condemnation at the expense of our friends and neighbours, at home or abroad.

And to think we pay this chap tens of thousands of pounds a year to spout this kind of drivel at such a difficult and trying time for so many people.


 


Coronavirus in Scotland: SNP MP criticised over 'tasteless' Twitter post


By Alistair Grant - The Herald


AN SNP politician has been accused of making "tasteless" remarks about the coronavirus death rate in Scotland and England.

Douglas Chapman questioned whether Scotland's "vastly superior A&E performance" or its "unique coronavirus assessment centres" were the reason for its lower death rate.

The Dunfermline and West Fife MP wrote on Twitter: "Recorded deaths from #Covid in England are double the rate of what they are in Scotland.

"It’s reasonable to ask WHY? Is it NHS Scotland’s vastly superior A&E performance OR is it Scotland’s 50 unique coronavirus assessment centres keeping infected patients away from GP surgeries?"

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie called on Mr Champman to withdraw the comment.

He said: "Douglas Chapman's dubious analysis of Covid-19 death rates is tasteless.

"It is certainly not in the spirit of partnership with the rest of the UK that the First Minister has adopted.

"I am sure she will be embarrassed and uneasy that one of her Members of Parliament has acted in this way.

"The families who have lost loved ones and the health care workers risking their lives everyday on the front line want all our politicians to work together to help them through this crisis.

"Douglas Chapman should withdraw his remark and turn his attention to more worthy activities.”

Scottish Conservative health spokesman Miles Briggs said: “Mr Chapman should delete his pathetic, gloating tweet and apologise to all the families who have lost loved ones and our NHS professionals working flat out during the coronavirus outbreak.”

It is thought population density partly explains the higher death rate in England.