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Countries Having the Highest Percentages of Population with Covid-19 Infection

Eric Zuesse

As of April 2nd, the top ten most-infected countries, by numbers of persons tested positive, and their respective population-sizes, and the resulting percentages of population who are known to be infected, are:

USA 217,661 / 327,527,107 = 0.0007

Italy 110,574 / 59,484,488 = 0.002

Spain 110,238 / 46,569,676 = 0.002

Germany 81,728 / 81,845,984 = 0.001

China 81,589 / 1,426,279,708 = 0.00006

France 56,989 / 67,699,975 = 0.0008

Iran 50,468 / 81,797,656 = 0.0006

UK 33,718 / 66,465,841 = 0.0005

Switzerland 18,475 / 8,429,973 = 0.002

Turkey 15,679 / 80,091,763 = 0.0002

Consequently, of all of the ten countries that have the most infections, the three with the highest ratio of the population who are known to be infected are: Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. Those countries are in the worst shape.

Germany is the next-highest, after them.

In the mid-range, below those 4, are: U.S., France, Iran, and UK.

Turkey is the next-highest.

The lowest percentage who are known to be infected are in China.

Of the top ten countries, three — Italy, Spain, and Switzerland — are, on the basis of current public knowledge, the most-infected; and one — China — is the least-infected.

Consequently, at present, the strictest lockdowns ought to be in Italy, Spain, and Switzerland; and travelers from those 3 countries ought to be especially subjected to testing before being allowed to enter others of these 10 countries (or, perhaps, allowed to enter any other country).

Furthermore, at the present time, China should prohibit entrance into the country by travelers from abroad.

Of course, one can question the reliability of these data, but this applies to the data from all countries; and, therefore, to do that is basically to ignore the data (which only fools would do, since these data are all that we’ve currently got to go on).

This is only at the current phase of the pandemic. It’s a global problem, and even countries that at the present phase seem to have gotten this plague under control could experience new sources of infection, either from abroad or else domestically. Covid-19, the virus that causes the coronavirus-19 disease, is too new for there to be much confidence in any predictions about its mutation-rates and other important attributes. For such a phenomon, much guesswork is inevitably involved, and the outcome of any prediction will largely due to chance, mere luck.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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John Ellis
John Ellis
April 2, 2020

This article establishes absolutely nothing but a massive amount of confusion and stupidity. — For in the beginning of this rapidly changing plague, only China was infected, no two nations are experiencing the same stage of plague development and tomorrow all of the new facts on the ground will make this poll obsolete and any meaningful comparison an exercise in futility. — Surely, China is way out in front when it comes to defeating the virus, China is going where no nation has gone before and instead of Zuesse trying to reinvent the wheel, he should give China the attention,… Read more »

Hawaiiguy
Hawaiiguy
Reply to  John Ellis
April 2, 2020

Not true on the “start” Dr Helen Chu of Seattle Flu Study blew the whistle on Americans who died of this virus last year. So saying any country is to blame is dumb, you and I will never know the truth, and that’s the real point of this “bioweapon” isn’t it?

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Hawaiiguy
April 3, 2020

A problem has three parts, the root cause, the misery and the solution.
And so, all we need do is get everyone to reach agreement on the root cause, for than the solution is self-evident.

Brewer
Brewer
Reply to  John Ellis
April 3, 2020

None of the numbers/percentages are reliable due to the fact that the number of infections remains unknown. Furthermore, deaths are being attributed to Corona-virus when in fact, the virus is merely one complication involved. This has given rise to vastly different rates from country to country which should raise doubts about the data.
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/The-evidence-on-Covid-19-is-not-as-clear-as-we-think

Hawaiiguy
Hawaiiguy
April 2, 2020

Just try and imagine what an entire 1% infection would do to a country. The massive fraud and extortion we’ve allowed to happen under our noses since 9/11 is literally indescribable. All I gotta say is a violent revolution/coup is the only thing that will save Americans.

cudwieser
cudwieser
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
April 3, 2020

There is still a truth to it though. Violence is best avoided, but not to be feared for alas when words mean nothing, what do we have. As for where revolution goes you nail the crux of the matter. It revolves in a perpetual anarchy. A coup on the other hand is a more paletteably notion but again what is the end goal. Will a show of defiance and of discontent work maybe, but killing is too risky a turn. Start by not taking crap for a living, but be nice about it and stop believing the voices in your… Read more »

cudwieser
cudwieser
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
April 3, 2020

Not true. A coup, plain and simply is an overthrow of power, forcibly and admittedly, sometimes violently. It doesn’t inherently mean a loss of democracy, in fact a coup can be the most democratic assertion if the majority of the populace want the coup. It’s after the coup that democracy can fail if singular entities are given power exclusively potentially giving rise to another coup.

Tjoe
Tjoe
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
April 4, 2020

I think there was a coup when the first lady helped Israel set up her President hubby for the moo sod. Israel does seem to own all of the US government already….no need for violence per se, but we got the “war on terror” as a result. Hey Eric, look up the Oded Yinon plan and see if you can find the coup I’m talking about. They (NEOCONs and Israel+ Saudi) promised HER the presidency.

Arrow666
Arrow666
April 3, 2020

This article is stupid.
OK Switzerland has a lot of cases, but they test a lot too. There is not that many deaths, the hospitals are not overwhelmed, we are not confined, but everyone respect some basic rules and the situation start already to improve.
People should stop to be so negative and TheDuran used tobe better.

Arrow666
Arrow666
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
April 3, 2020

That’s exactly the problem, you can compare data, when data are taken the same way.
But every country test differently so you can simply not compare those data.
There is not enough test on the market, so all those comparaisons are simply misleading.

Olivia Kroth
April 3, 2020

TASS: Switzerland reports more than 1,100 new coronavirus cases — Currently, 18,267 people tested positive for coronavirus — GENEVA, April 2. /TASS/. The number of new coronavirus cases has risen by 1,128 over the past 24 hours and 54 people died, the national health agency said Thursday. “Currently, 18,267 people tested positive [for coronavirus] and 432 people died,” the agency cited nationwide results. As of April 1, the county reported 17,139 cases of coronavirus and 378 fatalities. Switzerland reported its first coronavirus case on February 25. More than 139,000 Swiss had their coronavirus tests taken, the infection was found in… Read more »

T W Huning
T W Huning
April 3, 2020

The figures given are fractions, not percentages. The correct percentage for the U.s. based on the numbers given is .07% (.0665%), roughly 7 out of 10,000.

bimbam
bimbam
Reply to  T W Huning
April 4, 2020

Hardest hit by cases per 1Mio population. Somebody explain why please.

Vatican City
San Marino
Andorra
Luxembourg
Iceland
Faeroe Islands
Gibraltar
Spain
Switzerland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Monaco
Belgium

Q?
http://www.QAnon.pub anyone?

bimbam
bimbam
April 4, 2020

Hardest hit by cases per 1Mio population. Somebody explain why please.

Vatican City
San Marino
Andorra
Luxembourg
Iceland
Faeroe Islands
Gibraltar
Spain
Switzerland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Monaco
Belgium

Q?
http://www.QAnon.pub anyone?

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