It’s virtually required just now that people point to Sweden as insane, because Norway has a lower death rate. It’s true that Norway has only 0.039 of a death per thousand of population, while Sweden has 0.263.But these are both incredibly low numbers, and teasing out the reasons for a variation when the numbers are so low is not easy. The lack of lockdown in Sweden may well be part of the answer. If it is, then it’s because there is greater spread in Sweden due to the light lockdown; and therefore Sweden will also be nearer to herd immunity and a complete end to the epidemic. Whatever the conclusion turns out to be, other comparisons are more extreme, and therefore more enlightening.
First, see here, for a comparison of New York and Tokyo where the death rates vary by over 200 times.
Second, this report from Bob Klein in the USA is little short of mind-blowing.
There are more COVID 19 deaths in Somerset County, New Jersey (252) and the City Worcester, Massachusetts. (253) than:
All of South Korea 247
All of Chile 227
All of Israel 219
All of Argentina 214
All of Finland 211
All of Norway 207
And also all of:
Saudi Arabia 162
South Africa 103
Burkina Faso 43
There are more deaths in Wayne County, Michigan (1732) than almost all of Mexico 1,727
More than all of India 1,079
More deaths in Los Angeles (1,065) than Indonesia (792)
More deaths in Fairfield County, Connecticut (774)
than all of Poland 628
and Austria 584
and Philippines 568
More deaths in Bergen County, New Jersey (1,057) than
Angola, Anguila, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yeman, Zambia and Zimbabwe PUT TOGETHER, all of whom have 0 deaths, or statistically meaningless (deaths per million).
Haiti has about 1 death per million, as do Hong Kong and Guinea and Ghana. China? 3 per million.
USA is at 199/per million, Italy at 469/million, UK at 414/million, Spain at 533/million and France at 367/million.
Did you notice? China, where it started, only 3 per million?
Johns Hopkins. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/
Klein is looking for an answer to these figures. The one he himself offers is Vaccine/Virus Interference. The phenomenon of Vaccine or Virus Interference is barely known to the general public, but fairly well known to science. See external link here, and do your own wider internet research. In essence, being vaccinated against one virus may cause greater susceptibility to others. Klein points out that the high death rate countries are the wealthy Western ones, where over-vaccination (his term) is normal.
If this is even partly correct, it requires urgent investigation. Currently mass vaccination is being touted as the answer to Covid. If vaccination is part of the problem, we really need to know.