A possible factor is the way deaths are recorded, German’s aren’t that much different from other Europeans and Americans but one quality I’ve noticed among those with whom I’ve worked is that they are very methodical. When I was involved in a European Union project to standardise the collection of trade data across the Union (consisting of 15 member states then,) the French and Italian managers I was acting as technical consultant to would spend a lot of time cursing German unwillingness to cut corners or manipulate data to give a better impression of performance.
An example of what is happening featured on the main TV news bulletins, a well known British comedian, Eddie Large, (I wouldn’t expect anyone outside Britain to have heard of him,) died, as the news story put it, “with coronavirus.” It was left at that. Interesting choice of words, notice Mr. Large did not die “of coronavirus,” but “with coronaviris.”
His family issued a statement this evening saying the true cause of death was heart failure, from which he had suffered for several years. He contracted coronavirus while in hospital.
That odd choice of words, “died with coronavirus,” rather than “died of coronavirus,” is a classic bureaucrats tactic for making statistics mislead. Questions are being asked in Britain,and probably in the USA and Canada too, about how many of the deaths attributed to coronavirus are actually deaths from other causes to which underlying problems the addition of this virus was the tipping point.
It’s no secret that I am one of the people who suspects the pandemic is being hyped because the dark forces of globalism see it as a political opportunity to stem the resurgence of nationalism by spreading fear and panic and convincing us that only a global government can save us from global threats.
If I’m right the strategy could backfire on them when people start to notice the pandemic is not rampant in Africa, where people do not move aroiund much and there is far less cross — border trade and commercial activity.