Why is COVID-19 so much deadlier in Canada than the USA?
I am an Ottawa native who currently lives in El Paso, Texas. I have noticed that COVID-19 seems far more lethal in Ottawa than in El Paso. Ottawa has had 2629 cases and 264 deaths, for a mortality rate of about 10%. El Paso has far more cases, at 16,308, but we have had only 29 more deaths than Ottawa. El Paso has 293 deaths for a mortality rate of about 1.8%
If infected, you are approximately 5 times more likely to die of COVID-19 in Ottawa than in El Paso. The statistics State and Province-wide differ as well. Texas has a mortality rate of about 1.7% and Ontario's death rate is about 7%.
Nation-wide, Canada's death rate from COVID is about 7.5% and the USA's is less than 0.5%
There are far more cases here in the USA, but the lethality is much lower. Did Canada get hit with a much more lethal strain? Is the difference due to health care standards? Is Canada not actively testing? Why is COVID-19 so much more deadly in Canada?
Check the stats here: Ottawa Ontario: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d... El Paso Texas: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d...