14. How has Turkey managed to keep a low fatality rate even with high numbers of COVID-19 infections?
We’ve all seen the incredible Instagram pictures of the hot air balloons in Cappadocia! Is this why people live healthy lives in Turkey since they get to enjoy those exquisite views daily? Turkey’s death rate is 5.444, which is still considered one of the lowest in the world. Turkey has been hit quite hard with the impact of COVID-19, but despite the virus being quite prevalent amongst the population, they still have a low death rate. They’ve been more successful than most of their comparable European countries with COVID-19.
Officially, they’ve ranked better than Germany, and Germany has received quite a bit of attention and praise for their low fatality rates during the pandemic. However, their low case fatality rate has been met with a different kind of reaction to Germany’s, which has been quite a controversy. Some believe that the country is doing well for crisis management and increasing its ability to test, even though the infection rate is high. Others believe that the numbers are inaccurate; moreover, the deaths are much more than they alleged. Why? Because there is an overload in the hospitals and patients are declining in health.