A Covid numbers question
Can somebody explain to me why Nigeria, with a population of over 200 million and a little over 6 percent of the population vaccinated, has had less than 4000 deaths from Covid and yet the US (population 329 million) with 66.5 percent fully jabbed, has had just under a million die?
Footnote from Ed: Nigeria’s Covid numbers are unreliable because there is scant testing and limited mortality data, but a big difference with the United States is demographic — the US has a much higher percentage of people who are elderly and/or have co-morbidities that make them vulnerable to serious illness from Covid-19.
NB: A large proportion of US deaths were prior to its vaccination roll-out achieving a level of immunity among vulnerable populations.
NB2: Excess deaths in Nigeria since the pandemic began have been estimated at up to 330,000.