This means Germany currently has the lowest mortality rate of the 10 countries most severely hit by the pandemic: 0.3% compared with 9% in Italy and 4.6% in the UK.
One argument being that Germany is testing more people, finding many more mild cases. Thus while the death numbers stay the same, the rate falls precipitately.
And if that German death rate is true then the actions governments are taking are a dreadful, dreadful, waste.
It’s possible to go further too. Those deaths are curtailing 40 years of healthy life? Or three weeks? Even if the former then we’re still doing too much. If the latter then grossly misjudging the whole thing. That Theory and Madness of Crowds is a real thing y’know.
Nope, we dunno as yet. It’s gonna be fascinating when we do.