Coronavirus: Which Countries Are Doing Well? Which Are Falling Short?

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Which Countries Are Doing Well? Which Are Falling Short?
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In 2019, researchers assessed how prepared 195 countries were for a health crisis. But how have countries measured up against the real-life pandemic? Here’s how their scores last year compare to their responses today.

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