Why is the coronavirus death toll so high in the UK?
Here in Australia we have only had just 91 deaths! But the UK has managed to score over 38,000 deaths how did you guys manage that?
Almost just as bad as the USA but at least you don't have trump in charge.
I know other European countries have had high death rates but the UK is Island and shouldn't your borders between Scotland, England, Wales been closed off and no international flights unless emergency?
- MaxiLv 74 months agoFavourite answer
A key reason behind Australia’s comparatively low statistics was its swift response as it was able to learn from other countries that were experiencing the virus earlier and done through social distancing, closing international borders and mass testing and tracing to suppress the virus....of course it also helps as it is a huge country where people live many miles away for each other with only 25 million people...... the UK has 64 million people crammed onto the island of Britain, so Australia about 32 times bigger than United Kingdom and the UK with nearly x3 more people so social distancing is much harder and they were slower to act.
- 4 months ago
Corona virus deaths are due to contamination and I think the local administration should follow the lockdown policy and people should obey the instruction of the healthcare department.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Borders between England, Scotland and Wales can't be closed.
The UK population is much larger than Australia, almost thrice as large.
Banning international travel was considered racist and xenophobic by the left.Anyone who tested positive for the virus and died, no matter the cause of death was counted as a death from the virus. This means that if someone had a fatal heart attack and had the virus, the death is counted as virus death and not a heart attack. The UK is not alone in this. Several other EU countries and the US admit counting deaths in this manner.On the other hand, Sweden did not take drastic measures and the number of cases and deaths are below much of the world.
- MercuryLv 74 months ago
It seems our clueless Prime Minister forgot about all the old people
in care homes.
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- CliveLv 74 months ago
What does this have to do with travel?
- sunshine_melLv 74 months ago
The UK shut things down way too late, and wasn't prepared. Poor government planning and management.
- Anonymous4 months ago
You don't know much about the UK do you. Because if you knew anything about it, you would know that the borders between Scotland and England, and Wales and England cant be closed.
- LadyMertonLv 74 months ago
lack of testing- especially Front line and Care homes is one big reason
Death in care homes were not being reported in the daily count at the beginning either.
population desinity .
- DzeLv 74 months ago
theyre doing like alot of places and counting almost every 'normal mortality' rate death as a covid death .. people do die all the time for many reasons and illnesses .. quite shocking to some people i know ..
- MarkLv 74 months ago
Because they are a cantankerous lot.