Stephen Dziedzic …. the foreign affairs reporter ABC with this title “New Zealand tops Lowy Institute list as country with best response to coronavirus, Australia sits eighth”
New analysis has found that New Zealand has handled the coronavirus pandemic more effectively than any other country in the world.
The Lowy Institute has looked at which countries and what types of Governments responded best
Australia has been ranked as eighth in the world
The Institute found there was not a great difference between rich and poor countries.
Australian think tank the Lowy Institute has crunched reams of data to produce a new interactive that assesses the coronavirus response of almost 100 nations. Researchers tracked COVID-19 case numbers in each country, as well as confirmed deaths and testing rates. While New Zealand took top spot, it was closely followed by Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand, which were ranked second, third and fourth, respectively.
Australia also performed strongly and was ranked eighth in the world by the Lowy Institute. The United States has been ravaged by the pandemic and languishes near the bottom of the table, at number 94. Indonesia and India did not perform much better, sitting at numbers 85 and 86, respectively.
Lowy did not rate China’s response to the pandemic, citing a lack of publicly available testing data.
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