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Death rates from Covid are much higher in richer than in poorer countries. As of March 2021, there were almost 1,900 deaths per 100,000 residents in the UK and 1,600 per 100,000 in Italy and the US, compared to less than five deaths per 100,000 residents in China, Thailand and Vietnam.
Analysts seeking explanations for why death rates from Covid are higher in rich countries point to data issues, such as underreporting deaths in poorer countries, demographics that mean poorer countries have more younger residents, and more outdoor activities in poorer countries. Some scientists believe that closer proximity to animals and microbes in poorer countries mean more residents have acquired immunity to viruses.