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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BCG Vaccine

Another possible explanation was suggested by Berg et al.[3] and Miller et al.[4] According to these two analyses, the countries with a long history of compulsory BCG vaccination (as in the Czech Republic) have a lower burden of COVID-19 disease, including milder cases with lower mortality.