Coronavirus – Deaths rates: UK compared with Sweden

 It is true that Sweden’s death rate is below that of other Scandinavian countries but it is still lower than  that of many other first world countries . Take the UK for example.  Sweden has a population of 10 million; that of the UK is 66 million which is 6.6 times that of Sweden
Sweden’s  death toll is  2274 
 Sweden  death toll   multiplied  by 6.6   to give pro rata figure  for Sweden equivalent  to UK size population  is  2274 x 6.6  =  15,008
The UK’s death toll as of 28 April was   21,678 – see
Difference 6, 700
Things such as  the age shape of the Swedish population
 and the density of the country  is different but  that is not all it seem, for 
example, Sweden is less densely population when the entire area of the
 country is used but this ignores the fact that Sweden  is a very urban
 country. 
Death rate is very important but it does have to be balanced against such 
things as the long term damage to the economy, the opportunity cost of 
 of saving a person with corolavirus  against  treatment for non-virus patients, 
family life and just good old normality.  
There are differences in data definition  between countries but  
even if  Sweden’s death toll pro rata was  the same as that 
of the UK,  the UK  population would have suffered much less
than they  have done.
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