The Davos Agenda 2021

Did World War II help some countries avoid high COVID-19 deaths?

European countries with the higher WWII death rates, seem to have lower COVID-19 mortality rates. Image: Unsplash/Rianne Gerrits

Sean Fleming

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COVID-19 losses and World War 2 casualties. Image: World Bank
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