The difficulty of international Covid-19 comparisons - BBC Newsnight

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Published on 17 Sep 2020, 12:25
As #Covid19 cases rise again, how can we compare figures internationally when no two countries have the same testing regime? Subscribe to our channel here: goo.gl/31Q53F

Everyone wants to know how well their country is tackling the coronavirus pandemic, compared with others.

But there are all sorts of challenges in comparing countries, such as how widely they test for Covid-19 and whether they count deaths from the virus in the same way.

Health Correspondent Deb Cohen reports on the challenges of international comparisons.

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