Tobias Kurth, a professor at the Charite University Medical Complex in Berlin and Harvard University, explained the statistics on mortality from coronavirus in Germany.
The country officially has 108 deaths from COVID-19 for one million people. This is one of the lowest rates in the world.
“We had time to prepare for the epidemic. Our healthcare system was already well prepared, but we strengthened it even more,” Kurth said.
The professor also noted that the German authorities were able to quickly reduce the spread of the virus in the early stages of the epidemic, thereby avoiding infection of the elderly.
According to the scientist, low mortality from coronavirus in Germany is associated with the peculiarity of culture and society. In particular, several generations of Germans rarely live in the same house with other family members.