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I was told the answer (well, to a more general but related set of figures) but by someone who...
...i am so what assured does not really exist. But although her their answer made perfect sense it would be unfair to share it when the only proof is that everything else she ever told me turned out to be true. Best I refer the matter to some hybrid scientists / statisticians. Apparently..
UK population - 68 million, having passed through the 'third wave'
SA population - 60 million, just passed through the 'third' wave period
UK, fairly observant of regulations and precautions; healthy living conditions
SA, hardly observant of laws, let alone regulations; not so healthy living conditions
% population vaccinated against Covid
UK - 46million (67%) 1st dose
SA - 4million (less than 7%) 1st dose
UK - 37million (54%) 2nd dose
SA - 1.1million (less than 2%) 2nd dose
UK deaths - 129,000
SA deaths - 69,000
deaths per 100,000
UK - 194
SA - 119
i know you can do anything you like with numbers, but how would the above be best interpreted - where's the vaccine dividend? (12% of teachers in SA have refused to be vaccinated)
i have read that the many people here being treated for TB and AIDS are somehow better protected from Covid, but while they are many, they do not run into the millions needed to skew the above numbers.
i don't get it...but i *know* there will be someone here who thinks that they do, (whether they do or not) and will explain...
and in passing
murders per 100.000
UK - 1.2
SA - 35.6