Somalilandsun: The safest country in the world for COVID-19 is now Germany, according to a recently released ranking. Germany is followed closely by New Zealand and South Korea. Switzerland, which was first, has dropped back to fourth. Japan is fifth, and Australia and China are sixth and seventh.
The United States now ranks number 55, still behind Hungary, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, and Bulgaria.
The most dangerous nations?
Somaliland, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Mali.
The Deep Knowledge Group first released a ranking of the safest countries in the world for COVID-19 back in June. Now the think tank has updated its data and methodology and re-issued a report on the safest countries and regions. The ranking isn’t what most people expect: it’s not just about how many infections there are right now, or how many deaths COVID-19 has caused.
Rather, it’s about a complex series of assessments on multiple medical, economic, and political factors. Added up, they increase or decrease a country’s score.
Why does the United States score so low?
The United States, according to the Deep Knowledge Group, is “infused with a libertarian ethos,” and is not responding well to calls for lockdowns or mandatory face masks. Also, it’s politically decentralized, and therefore there’s a significant diversity in how different states are treating the pandemic, as well as a clear lack of coordination.
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