Czech Republic and Low COVID-19 Mortality in the Heart of Europe: Possible Explanations

Jiri Benes, M.D., PhD; Alexander M. Celko, M.D., PhD; Petr Widimsky, MD., DrSc., FESC., FACC


Eur Heart J. 2020;41(40):3876-3879. 

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Public Health and Epidemiology System

The country has a long tradition of regional stations for public health (hygiene) and epidemiology. Every county (with 0.5–1 million inhabitants) is served by one such station led by a professional with board certification in public health and epidemiology. These professionals organized many activities from the very beginning, especially tracing and systematic quarantine of all contacts.