Mar 19, 2020 -- 8:39AM, GEORGE.B wrote:
Is the apparent and current low death rate from the virus in Germany down to how deaths are being recorded?For example, take the case of the man with MND who died yesterday in his 40s. If there was an identical case in Germany, would they record the primary cause of death as the MND and therefore not class it as a death due to CV, but in Italy they would class the primary cause of death as being the CV?So in a nutshell, does it comes down to what is being classed as the primary cause of death on the death certificate, are the Germans recording the main underlying medical condition as the primary cause of death, whereas the Italians are recording the CV are the primary cause of death.
I've wondered similar myself. My brother got annoyed at the cause of death on my dad's death certificate. It was correctly, in my opinion anyway, recorded as the initial condition, whereas my brother thought it should have been the ensuing condition.
Are most of these deaths pneumonia, coronavirus, or some other underlying health reason.