Euro "Deaths Per Million" Rates Passed the US - Why?

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Belgium, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovenia, Italy, Spain, the UK, Czechia, and Bulgaria now all have deaths-per-million rates higher than the US. The early shut downs of Europe seem to have not had a lasting effect, which leaves "herd immunity" through natural exposures and man-unfactured vaccinations as the only real "fixes"

(Only Luxembourg and Czechia have cases-per-million rates higher than the US, and Lux is too small to statstically matter in comparison tolarger populations).

But still - why the rate increases? The new strain? Has it been around long enough to change the mortality rates?

State-to-state changes, but here the trend has never varied:

Folks over 70 account for 12% of cases, but 75% of the deaths.
Folds over 60 account 23% of case and 92% of deaths.
We still have only 3 deaths under age 30 - out of 83,581 cases.
People 20-29 have the largest number of cases (47, 364) but only 1 death.

1.16% of all cases here have required an ICU bed.
 

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Belgium, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovenia, Italy, Spain, the UK, Czechia, and Bulgaria now all have deaths-per-million rates higher than the US. The early shut downs of Europe seem to have not had a lasting effect, which leaves "herd immunity" through natural exposures and man-unfactured vaccinations as the only real "fixes"

(Only Luxembourg and Czechia have cases-per-million rates higher than the US, and Lux is too small to statstically matter in comparison tolarger populations).

But still - why the rate increases? The new strain? Has it been around long enough to change the mortality rates?

State-to-state changes, but here the trend has never varied:

Folks over 70 account for 12% of cases, but 75% of the deaths.
Folds over 60 account 23% of case and 92% of deaths.
We still have only 3 deaths under age 30 - out of 83,581 cases.
People 20-29 have the largest number of cases (47, 364) but only 1 death.

1.16% of all cases here have required an ICU bed.

do you have the hospitalization rate by age handy?
 

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do you have the hospitalization rate by age handy?

Nope. That's not part of the Daily Kentucky Covid Report, because, you know, it would be helpful...

I'd guess - GUESS - that most of the ICU and vent stats are older folks, but I have seen local news stories about younger folks who spent time in ICU too.

CDC has some data on hospitalizations by age - a little hard to use - and a couple of weeks old: