One of the reason our death rates are so much slower than other countries is because we have a much higher capacity for patients to start receiving treatment early. Before their oxygen levels plummet.
A hunting buddy of mine went into the hospital (Parkland) last Sunday with double pneumonia. He was immediately begun on low dose dexamethasone which is a steroid and remdesivir which is an antiviral used for aids. He was discharged from Parkland hospital Wednesday afternoon and is doing well at home. That’s not always the case of course, but we are able to treat patients much earlier in the course of the disease than most of the world.