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If "the quality of the health service" was the only factor affecting these figures, you might draw the conclusions you suggest.

But there are a lot of factors outside of the health system - most of all: The politicians. Which decisions they make to try to control the spread of the virus. The structure of society can greatly affect the spreading, too: An rural society where noone (or very few) are traveling very much, and each farming family essentially stays on the farm, maybe bringing their products to the local market once a week where they meet a few others that live in a similar way is not going to lead to a rapid spread.

Most of those dying from the virus are old people, many having other diseases as well. Remember that many "new" causes of death the last generation or two has to do with people living much longer. In the old days, people simply didn't live long enough to suffer these new diseases. In a non-Western culture, where people do not live much longer that we did a hundred years ago, maybe (note: maybe!) you won't have as many deaths, even though their health service may be rather primitive.

There are so many factors to take into consideration that I am sure that you have to be an expert in pandemics to think of even half of them. Putting just a handful simple figures into a spreadsheet and pretend that we can draw any valuable conclusion from that has no value whatsoever - except possibly as entertainment. Like playing Monopoly, which certainly can tell you nothing about how to handle the economic crisis.
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