By Raffaele Del Gatto

The following article is part of a series of data analysis on COVID-19, updated daily via AI. Here we are
going to focus attention, in each examined country, on Covid deaths in relation with population of 65 years and over,
since the death rate is particularly significant for the higher age classes.

Countries has been selected randomly per continent, taking into account the freedom of speech level: countries whom
freedom of speech index is worse then satisfactory level are categorically excluded from the research, since official
data is not trustable.

European Countries


Best European countries:

  • Slovakia with 0.004144228098314532% of deaths in relation to population (892808) of over 65 years old
  • Lithuania with 0.01605900751598898% of deaths in relation to population (535525) of over 65 years old
  • Iceland with 0.01942501942501942% of deaths in relation to population (51480) of over 65 years old
  • Norway with 0.02880379162638864% of deaths in relation to population (916545) of over 65 years old
  • Slovenia with 0.031197878544258997% of deaths in relation to population (416694) of over 65 years old

Worst European countries:

  • Belgium with 0.46371121561424744% of deaths in relation to population (2136459) of over 65 years old
  • United Kingdom with 0.34135322965372167% of deaths in relation to population (12172435) of over 65 years old
  • Spain with 0.33168587820708323% of deaths in relation to population (8869235) of over 65 years old
  • Sweden with 0.2952712573798838% of deaths in relation to population (1976149) of over 65 years old
  • Italy with 0.2642647456731584% of deaths in relation to population (13449012) of over 65 years old

African Countries


Best African countries:

  • Botswana with 0.007594672337355344% of deaths in relation to population (105337) of over 65 years old
  • Burkina Faso with 0.010947343278828833% of deaths in relation to population (502405) of over 65 years old
  • Ghana with 0.029116334675291136% of deaths in relation to population (971963) of over 65 years old

Worst African countries:

  • South Africa with 0.4581962473391904% of deaths in relation to population (3249481) of over 65 years old
  • Senegal with 0.05596867298276359% of deaths in relation to population (518146) of over 65 years old
  • Ghana with 0.029116334675291136% of deaths in relation to population (971963) of over 65 years old

Asian Countries


Best Asian country:

  • Taiwan with 0.00019164178973719888% of deaths in relation to population (3652647) of over 65 years old

Worst Asian country:

  • South Korea with 0.00424727160202155% of deaths in relation to population (7910960) of over 65 years old

North American Countries


Best North American countries:

  • Jamaica with 0.012620516370339495% of deaths in relation to population (261478) of over 65 years old
  • Trinidad and Tobago with 0.021467628079657533% of deaths in relation to population (158377) of over 65 years old
  • Costa Rica with 0.09416585404292624% of deaths in relation to population (507614) of over 65 years old

Worst North American countries:

  • United States with 0.35650812573458424% of deaths in relation to population of (52997669) over 65 years old
  • Canada with 0.1389755744918957% of deaths in relation to population of (6580293) over 65 years old
  • Costa Rica with 0.09416585404292624% of deaths in relation to population of (507614) over 65 years old

Oceanian Countries


Best Oceanian country:

  • Papua New Guinea with 0.001570805634793973% of deaths in relation to population (318308) of over 65 years old

Worst Oceania country:

  • Australia with 0.018930295033550364% of deaths in relation to population of over 65 years old

Notes, methodology and license

Notes:

  • Japan is not included in the research since its Freedom of speech level (28.86) is not satisfactory, making the only
    G7 country not present in the article.
  • South America has been excluded by the research because it doesn’t have a single country whose Freedom of speech
    level is at least satisfactory.
  • It ss good to note that there is a lack of homogeneity when it comes to Covid deaths: each country has its own
    counting methodology, which makes pure comparison less significant. This is why, as soon as possible, TBGlobalist will
    introduce some coefficient to correct data in order to make it more homogeneous. With all this said, it doesn’t mean
    that the current research is misleading, we want just to make notice that there is space to improve data accuracy.

Methodology:
Deaths on over 65 years old, represented in the y axis, is the ratio between Covid deaths and the population of over
65 years old: Covid deaths parameter is extracted by ‘Our World in
Data’ dataset on Coronavirus
, which is updated daily (Our World in Data has a
github repository, which is the one used by TBGlobalist for this
research); the second parameter is obtained by aggregating age classes from ’65-69′ till ‘100+’ (original data is
extracted from United Nation’s dataset).

License:
This research, along with any other research on Covid-19, is released under GNU FDL (GNU Free Documentation License),
with the aim to engage statistician, data scientists, writers and any other person who want to contribute with his
knowledge and experience (for any detail on the GNU FDL we recommend to read the
official documentation.

Former HR manager and World Editor of International Business Times Italy (Newsweek media group). Now CEO and Founder of The Business Globalist and Jobs Into Media.

Raffaele Del Gatto is a geek person obsessed by innovation, interested in geopolitics, economics and management, passionate about trading and video games.