Mexico, the worst country to be during the Covid-19 pandemic, reveals study

New Zealand is the best country to be during the pandemic from coronavirus and the worst is … Mexico, according to an analysis he did Bloomberg.

The international news agency cross-checked the figures to verify in which countries the virus has been handled more effectively, with less disruption to society and business.

New Zealand it is the nation that has done the best, with an adaptation score of 85.4. It has 2 cases per month per 100 thousand inhabitants; 0% monthly mortality rate; five deaths for every million people; a positivity rate of 0%, although their access to vaccines is evaluated at 2 out of a total of 5.

Second is located Japan, with an adaptation rating of 85; 29 monthly cases per 100,000 inhabitants; 0.6% monthly mortality rate; 15 deaths per million; a positivity rate of 8.1%, and four in access to vaccines against Covid-19.

Third is Taiwan, with 82.9 of adaptation qualification; zero monthly cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, 0% monthly mortality rate; zero deaths per million inhabitants; 1.2% positivity rate, but zero access to vaccines.

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ChinaIn the eighth place, he has an 80.6 adaptation score; zero monthly cases per 100,000 inhabitants; 0% monthly mortality rate; 3 deaths per million inhabitants; 0.1% positivity rate and 5 in access to vaccines.

The last places on a list of 53 are occupied Peru, Argentina and Mexico.

Mexico has a 37.6 adaptation rating; 113 cases per month per 100 thousand inhabitants; 8.6% monthly mortality rate; 782 deaths per million inhabitants 62.3% positivity rate and 3 in access to vaccines.

Peru, in the 51st place, has a 41.6 rating for adaptation; 207 monthly cases per 100 thousand inhabitants; 2.3% monthly mortality rate; thousand 78 deaths per million inhabitants and two in access to vaccines; no data are available regarding positivity rate.

In the case of Argentina, it has a 41.1 rating for adaptation; 666 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants; 2.9% monthly mortality rate; 819 deaths per million inhabitants and 2 in access to vaccines; there is also no information on the positivity rate.

United States, that in terms of specific cases and deaths it is the country most affected by the pandemic, it is in 18th place, with a 66.5 rating for adaptation; 1,129 cases per month per 100,000 inhabitants; 0.9% monthly mortality rate; 776 deaths per million inhabitants; 14% positivity and 5 in access to vaccines.

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Bloomberg explains that 10 indicators were taken into account for the adaptation rating: from the growth of virus cases to the total mortality rate; the testing capacity and the agreements for the supply of vaccines. The capacity of the health care system, the impact on the economy of the restrictions imposed such as confinements, and the freedom of movement of citizens were also considered.

Bloomberg highlights that New Zealand It is the country that best faced the pandemic, in a more decisive and rapid way, even decreeing confinement before any event occurred. death from Covid-19.

The agency explains that part of the success of countries to contain the virus has to do with the confidence that citizens have in the government and the level of compliance with the measures; It also matters, he points out, investment in public health infrastructure.

In the case of the United States, Bloomberg explains that although the response of the Donald Trump administration has been totally ineffective, with a lack of coordination, of testing, what places it in 18th place is its commitment to treatments and vaccines, with Operation Warp Speed.

On Mexico, Bloomberg indicates that, like Trump, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has repeatedly downplayed the threat of the coronavirus, something that also happens in Brazil.

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Cynthia Arnson, director of the Wilson Center’s Latin America Program, cautions that this kind of leadership, coupled with the lack of strong social safety nets and public health systems, has made the crisis worse.

Bloomberg recalls that, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), most Latin American countries will not be able to return to the growth levels they had before the pandemic until 2023 and that per capita income will not recover until 2025.

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