sometimewoodworker wrote: ↑
November 16, 2020, 12:32 pm
pipoz4444 wrote: ↑
November 16, 2020, 11:35 am
Yes and look at the Column of Deaths per 1 Mill Pop and some of the Players.
While that certainly has some relevance you really need to add in the population density among other factors along with time as early cases had a much greater chance of death. So yes important but a very blunt tool by itself.
Gentlemen, they are by their nature Statistical “Averages" and or " Broad Indicators", as you are well aware. You are right in that they do not factor in all of the "Variables", that can potentially contribute to ones death as a result of exposure to Covid-19. But then again, like most statistical representations, they never do. The Stats to which I referred, simply present a broad form of analysis or one might say an “Overview Picture” and not one of absolute clarity/confirmation. Still we use what Statistics we have, or what ones are made available to us, for our assumptions.
If buy chance some analyst presented the same, purely for "Capital Cities” with like “Density in Population” and equally Living Standards, then yes it would present a more accurate picture for comparisons of "Deaths per Millions" and or "Deaths per Number of Cases" in that city. That I agree on, but I haven't seen it presented in this way so far.
Equally, I don't know how, one would factor in the Positives, of how many people in each of those Cities wore Masks and how many did not, or for how long each day they wore mask, to offset the negative potential impact pf population Density. One can also argue that living in a less dense populations may be a higher risk, because the people might take a more casual approach to interaction, than those of the city dweller and so not wear Masks as much or as often. The question is, no one really knows for sure. There is a Plus and a Minus, no matter whether you live in a Densely populated City or in a more Sparse population.
Even then, one can argue that other factors such as City Demographics, of age, race, sex, socio-economic interaction, sexual preference, employment, education, income, have some contribution to death rates. The list of potential factors, affecting those who catch Covid-19 and those who die from it, can be argued. I simply started with what was available, in the Link and will leave it at that.
I am aware that some Individual Countries do have more detailed analysis of what has occurred in their respective Countries, such as in the Link below, where they do look at more specific factors, such as case numbers in age & sex groups, death by age group and sex, but as yet I have not found it analyzed by City of a Like or by Population Density. I will leave this task to other Analysts to evaluate.