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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Based on the alarming information from Italy, the Czech Republic was very quick and effective in implementing the above-described measures. All parties (healthcare professionals, politicians, and the population in general) acted swiftly and responsibly, thus the country was fortunate during the first 3 months of this pandemic due to the combination of all the described facts.

The future may provide some additional explanations. At the time of writing, the country is returning back to normal in a stepwise manner.