How come Covid19 hit the EU much harder than it hit the US? (Number of cases and economic damage)?

I know US has more reported cases than any EU nation... but the US us huge and so is it's population size... the EU is pretty similar in size and population of the US.  

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Voglio comprare un canguro

    Per mangiarlo vivo

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  • Mr. P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You are only in the early stages of this. Maybe only 2% of your population is infected. Come back in 12 months and give me your numbers then...if you are still here.

    ...98% left to go.

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  • 3 months ago

    It didn't and it's not.

    The EU is not similar in size or population. It is larger in population and smaller in size, and that greater density is why it hit harder.

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  • 3 months ago

    Its Called SOCIALISED GOVERNMENT RUN MEDICINE they pick and chose who gets the best care and what care they get.

    • david2 months agoReport

      you have zero idea of what you're talking about. Congratulations, your answer has lowered the IQ of everyone in this thread with it's idiocy.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Population density in the EU is 117 people per square km. In the US it's only 94 persons per square km. So being more spread out is probably part of it. But Europeans are more likely to have access to decent public transportation whereas most Americans do not. You're less likely to get sick while commuting in your own private car than in sharing a bus or train car with a bunch of strangers. It's no real surprise that in the US the most "European" style city (NYC) is the most impacted.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    It didn't? EU hit 100K total. That's what's predicted in the best case scenario for the USA. We just haven't hit it yet.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Probable factors for EU countries being harder hit is the higher population density and the greater use of public transport.

    One reason Italy has been particularly hard hit is that, despite being one of the first countries to ban travel from China, it already had a carrier of the virus who went undetected for long enough to spread the virus around the Lombardy region until he was finally admitted to hospital with severe symptoms and eventually tested positive for coronavirus. That was after he had spent 36 hours in the hospital misdiagnosed as having flu! Some of the cases in other European countries were tourists returning from Lombardy.

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  • 3 months ago

    The EU has a hundred million more people than the US and it has a larger urban population, which makes it easier for the virus to spread.

    Italy and Spain have 2/3s of the virus victims, they have a large percentage of older people who are more susceptible.

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  • 3 months ago

    One major factor is that the US has a population density just 1/10 that of most EU countries , so they live more cheek by jowl with one another ,in their cities , towns and villages . 

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  • Matt
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    The US is number 1 for Coronavirus cases and deaths

    • BlueBerries3 months agoReport

      Reportedly yes... I am certain China is the real leader here. And the EU isn't considered a country and so wouldn't be on the list.  But if it were a country... it would be number one... reportedly.

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