A WIDE-BASE POPULATION PYRAMID AND OTHER FACTORS EXPLAIN LOW MORTALITY IN PAKISTAN DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Authors

  • Farhan Khan Dental Section, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
  • Humayun Siddiqui Aga Khan University Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55519/JAMC-03-9444

Keywords:

Coronavirus; COVID-19; pandemic; mortality; case-fatality; population pyramid

Abstract

World is experiencing an unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 for over a year.  This viral infection outbreak originated in December 2019 at Wuhan, China and within three months became a global pandemic. The outbreak has affected over 200 countries and territories of the world. Despite of having well-established health care system, countries such as China, Italy, Iran, Spain, France, Germany and USA have experienced a high death toll in this pandemic. Pakistan although being geographic neighbor of China and Iran, is somehow protected from the otherwise expected high case-fatality of COVID-19. This papers explains what factors have protected Pakistan from a high mortality in this pandemic.

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Published

2022-06-21