Document Type : Review


1 Faculty of Medicine Assuit University Assiut Egypt 71516

2 School of Applied Sciences, Huddersfield University, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH



The COVID-19 pandemic produced by SARS-CoV-2 was the single most important epidemic in the previous century, with unparalleled international scientific, clinical, and political cooperation. One distinguishing trait is its heterologous presentation in terms of illnesses and death in many countries. In this communication, we look at several of these characteristics in two countries: Egypt and the United Kingdom, which have quite different demographics and public health policies. We investigate alternative explanations for the far poorer outcome that happened in the United Kingdom, which had over ten times the number of deaths per million of the population as Egypt.


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