Germany now has 14,325 laboratory confirmed cases of the new H1N1 virus. That makes it the country with the 4th most infections in the world. However, no deaths have been reported in Germany. Among the top 10 countries for H1N1 cases, Germany is the only one with no deaths. For comparison, Thailand has 13,019 cases and 111 reported deaths. The United Kingdom, with 12,957 cases, has reported 61 deaths.
How have Germans escaped the deaths visited upon other countries? One possibility is that the government has simply decided not to report their deaths. However, Germany is number 16 on the list of most honest countries (out of 179). So, this appears to be an unlikely possibility. A more likely explanation, in my opinion, is that the German health care system is doing a particularly good job of identifying H1N1 patients and treating them promptly with Tamiflu or Relenza.
It would be worth studying how German public health authorities are identifying patients and delivering treatment so that other countries could emulate them.
Of course, those other countries would have to have the Tamiflu to deliver.