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3 Oct, 45 tweets, 17 min read
2020 was a strange year. A different year... The worst pandemic since 1918 hit the world. Everything came to a stop. Life wasn't. To see how terrible Covid19 was, I looked at the mortality of over 30 countries.
let's get in to this:

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Austria: We see higher numbers than 2019 but less than 2018. No real excess mortality, everything is normal
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Belarus: No actions against the pandemic, highest mortality in 15 years. We see the impact of COVID19
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Belgium: highest mortality rate in the last 40 years. COVID19 has made a big impact
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Bulgaria: serve flu in 2019, smaller peak in 2020. Peak in 2020 was the flu, !not COVID19! Mortality seems normal
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Czechia: Mortality is like 2019: we see a flu peak in January and a COVID19 peak in March. We have often seen this pattern in the past. Everything is normal
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Croatia: Mortality is less than the other years. we see a flu peak in January and a COVID19 peak in March. We have often seen this pattern in the past. Everything is normal
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Denmark: Mortality is less than the other years. we see a flu peak in January and a COVID19 peak in March. We have often seen this pattern in the past. Everything is normal
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England and Wales: highest mortality rate in the last 10 years. COVID19 has made a strong impact
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Estonia: Mortality is less than the other years. we see a flu peak in January and a COVID19 peak in March. We have often seen this pattern in the past. Everything is normal
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Finland: Mortality lower than in recent years. Peak in April is unusual. Everything else is normal
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France: Epicentre in Europe. Flu peak in January, COVID peak in March and April. Peak is less than 2018
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Germany: low mortality. Everything is normal
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Greece: Mortality below 2019, 2017 etc. Everything is normal
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Hungary: lowest mortality rate in recent years Where is the pandemic?
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Iceland: high flu peak (not Covid). Covid in March was not really visible. Everything is normal
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Israel: Mortality is less than the other years. we see a flu peak in January and a COVID peak in March. We have often seen this pattern in the past. Everything is normal
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Italy: Epicentre in Europe. Flu peak in January, COVID peak in March. Highest peak in the last 40 years
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Japan: Data only until January. But we already know that there is no excess deaths: medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
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Latvia: lowest mortality of the last 10 years, everything is normal
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Lithuania: lowest mortality of the last 6 years, everything is normal
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Luxembourg: Flu peak in January, strange COVID peak in March, impact visible
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Macau: No COVID peak there. Maybe the December peak was Covid cause that’s China
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Moldava: No COVID peak there.
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Netherlands: Flu peak in January, COVID peak in March. Highest peak in the last 40 years
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North Ireland: Flu peak in January, strange COVID peak in April, impact visible
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North Macedonia: No COVID peak at all
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Norway: Slightly higher peak then the last few years, everything is normal
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Poland: Mortality is less than the other years. we see a flu peak in January and a COVID peak in March. We have often seen this pattern in the past. Everything is normal
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Portugal: Mortality is less than the other years. we see a flu peak in January and a COVID peak in March. We have often seen this pattern in the past. Everything is normal
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Romania: Mortality is less than the other years. we see a flu peak in January and a COVID peak in March. We have often seen this pattern in the past. Everything is normal
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Scotland: Data only from 2000-2020. Flu peak in january. In April, COVID caused the highest peak in the last 9 years.
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Serbia: No COVID peak, normal flu peak in january
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Slovenia: No COVID peak, normal flu peak in january
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Slovakia No COVID peak, normal flu peak in january
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Spain: Epicentre in Europe. Flu peak in January, COVID peak in March. Highest peak in the last 40 years
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Sweden: Lockdown light, highest mortality in 10-15 years. We see the impact of COVID19
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Switzerland: low mortality. Everything seems normal
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UK: Epicentre in Europe. Flu peak in January, COVID peak in March. Highest peak in the last 40 years
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USA: (Not sure if this Data is correct or not) Flu peak in january, 2016 like COVID peak in April, not that high
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If you liked the thread or if you learned something please retweet the first post. So more people understand that this pandemic was as bad as a flu season!
Data source for all charts:
Data.un.org
Mortality.org

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Many Swiss will know this graphic. For all those who don't know, it is a graph from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (@StatSchweiz). We see strong excess mortality. Let's see how bad 2020 really was:

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