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Unexpected positive correlation between human development index and risk of infections and deaths of COVID-19 in Italy
  • Kai Liu,
  • Mu He,
  • Daihai He
Kai Liu
Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
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Mu He
McMaster University
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Abstract

In this analysis, we observed that human development index (an integrated index of life expectation, education and living standard) correlates with case rate (proportion of confirmed cases among the population) and the fatality rates of COVID-19 in Italy based on data as of May 15, 2020.