Coronavirus: Why is the mortality rate lower in Germany?

As featured in The National



Italy’s unsuccessful request for assistance from partners within the 27-member European Union has highlighted how the battle against the pandemic has been fought on national lines, said an expert from the Royal United Services Institute, a UK think tank. Only Germany has now started to receive Italian patients for treatment. Italy had an “absolutely horrible experience” when it appealed for medical supplies from its EU colleagues and failure respond made the situation there much worse, said Elisabeth Braw, a senior researcher.