According to the Daily Mail on the 28th, the Australian think tank Lowy Institute said that the performance of the United States in responding to the coronavirus epidemic is the fifth worst in the world.
After the global confirmed cases of COVID-19 exceeded the 100 million mark, the Institute ranked 98 countries and regions in the management of global crises.
Among them, the United States ranked 94th, followed by Iran (95th), Colombia (96th), Mexico (97th), and Brazil (98th).
According to the real-time data of the epidemic situation at Johns Hopkins University in the United States, so far, the United States has recorded 25.6 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 429,125 deaths.
In the world, both figures are the highest. India has a total of 10.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, ranking second, and Brazil has 220,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, ranking second. In terms of deaths per million people, the U.S. has the eighth highest death rate in the world.
The Australian think tank’s research measured key indicators, including confirmed cases, deaths, cases per million people, deaths per million people and the proportion of tested cases.
In the study, New Zealand was named the most effective country in the world in the fight against the epidemic, recording only 25 deaths and 2,295 confirmed cases.
Vietnam, with a population of 70 million, ranks second, thirdly, Taiwan, China, fourth, Thailand, fifth, Cyprus, sixth, Rwanda, seventh, Iceland, eighth, Australia, ninth, Latvia, and tenth, Sri Lanka.
The Daily Mail reported that the United States has been criticized during the epidemic, especially the early stage of the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic by former President Trump.
Even after I was diagnosed with the coronavirus and treated, Trump said that “many people” died of the flu every year, saying, “Do we want to close our country?” No, we’ve learned to live with it, just like we’re learning to live with COVID-19, and in most people, the lethality is much lower!”
The average annual number of flu deaths in the United States has ranged from 12,000 to 61,000 in the past decade, according to the report.
According to the think tank study, the worst country under the epidemic is Brazil, which has more than 8.3 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 200,000 deaths so far.
The Lowe Institute claims that structural factors such as a developed economic or political system do not give the country an advantage.
The think tank said that many “quiet successful people” have performed well in epidemic management.
The data shows that countries with a population of less than 10 million usually rank first.
“Overall, countries with smaller populations, strong social cohesion and strong institutional capacity have a comparative advantage in responding to global crises, such as pandemics,” said think tank researchers.