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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


ROJAS, Pedro Fidel Grillo; ONOFRE, Roberto Romero  and  CARRASCO, José Aldana. Comparison of early non-pharmacological interventions on covid-19 mortality of Peru and the United States of America. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, pp.425-432. ISSN 1814-5469.

Introduction:The pandemic that has been developing globally has tested not only the different health systems of the world but also the economic models and governments in every country.


To compare the non-pharmacological interventions of early application in the displacement and the amplitude of the daily mortality curve per million; as well as calculating the cumulative mortality rates and the number of deaths avoided by CORONAVIRUS SARS-Cov2 between Peru and the United States.


The daily mortality rate per million from the first registration, the maximum peak and the amplitude of this rate, as well as the cumulative rate for both countries, was calculated and evaluated under the difference-in-differences method, to estimate the death rate avoided per million.


Mortality per million in Peru was 0.061 and in the United States 0.069. The first peak day in Peru recorded mortality in order of 3,276 per million inhabitants at 46 days, and in the USA it was 14.88 per million at 47 days. The difference in differences is equivalent to a rate of -164,193 deaths per million, in Peru with respect to the United States of America.


The early implementation of non-pharmacological interventions, including quarantine, would be related to a lower daily mortality in Peru compared to the United States of America. Keywords:Coronavirus Infections; Mortality; Social Isolation (source: MeSH NLM).

Keywords : Infecciones por coronavirus; Mortalidad; Aislamiento social (Fuente: DeCS BIREME).

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