The mortality rate from COVID-19 in the US is much higher than in the UK. This is due to the huge spread of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and low vaccination rates.
In terms of the number of deaths from covid per capita, the US is far ahead of the UK. Both countries are among the most developed and richest, so this discrepancy in mortality raises questions. In America, people die from covid much more often than in all other developed countries, and I want to know why the largest economy on the planet cannot bring down this mortality? According to experts, a number of factors lead to it, but vaccination can be called the key.
Since November 1, 3.8 deaths from coronavirus per 1 million people have been recorded in the United States daily, which is more than twice as much as 1.8 per 1 million in the UK. Such mortality persisted even when Britain faced a sharp outbreak of morbidity due to the Omicron strain. It is possible that mortality rates in the future in the territory of Foggy Albion will increase, since they usually lag two weeks behind the peak morbidity rates. But the differences remain for such a long time that they cannot be explained only by statistical errors.
According to NHS experts, the increased mortality in the United States is due to the fact that the local population as a whole is less healthy than in other countries. America is the world champion in terms of obesity and cardiovascular diseases per capita. In addition, only 62% of the US population is fully vaccinated, and in the UK this figure has already exceeded 70%. Vaccination is one of the most powerful tools for reducing mortality.