No country is doing enough testing

This conclusion was reached by two German scientists from the University of Göttingen after analyzing COVID-19 mortality data from a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

According to the researchers , all cases of coronavirus infection could not be detected in any country. Analyzing the number of detected cases and data on the mortality rate of infected, Bommer and Vollmer came to the conclusion that on average around 6% of the world is detected. coronavirus infections.

The real number of infected people around the world could already reach tens of millions.

According to German researchers, the insufficient number of tests performed explains why in some countries, such as Italy or Spain, the mortality rate of coronavirus infected is so high. They argue that the majority of tests are done for people with the most severe symptoms, who require hospitalization, while people with mild or no symptoms of COVID-19 are not tested at all, as they often don't even go to the hospital.

- These results mean that governments and policy makers need to be particularly careful when interpreting statistics in order to define further strategies. Such huge differences in the number and quality of tests performed in different countries mean that official data lack a lot of key information - says Sebastian Vollmer, one of the study's co-authors.

Following this line of reasoning, we will be able to receive the most accurate data in a few to several months, in a situation when countries decide to test their citizens for acquired resistance to coronavirus. If one is found, it means that he was infected.

Of course, then this knowledge will be useful only for further statistical research. A study by German scientists must be regarded as a warning signal and assume that we do not know the true number of coronavirus infected individuals.

Therefore, it is still a good idea to follow the rules of social isolation if you do not want to risk getting SARS-CoV-2. Although, according to many epidemiologists, sooner or later the virus can infect up to 80 percent. world population .



No country is doing enough testing

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