Our country now ranks 34th, while the United States, on the other hand, is the best place to be today during this global health crisis.
Mexico is no longer the worst country to live in the COVID era, according to the Bloomberg COVID Resilience Ranking, which analyzes the management of the health contingency in 53 nations of the world.
Our country now ranks 34th, while Argentina is at the bottom of the list: that is, it is the nation that currently has the worst rates of disease management.
The United States, by contrast, is the best place to live during this global health crisis.
When this ranking first emerged, in November 2020, Mexico was the 53rd place; site on the list that it endorsed in February.
Nearly a year and a half after the start of the pandemic, the best and worst places to be in the COVID-19 era are increasingly defined by one thing: normalization.
The largest vaccination campaign in history is allowing parts of the world to abolish mask mandates, relax restrictions and dismantle border curbs, making the scale of the reopening key to the quality of life. The domestication of cases and deaths was once paramount, in addition to ensuring a strong health care system. Now, the ability to essentially turn back the clock and go back to pre-pandemic times is taking on even greater importance.
For that, the opening of an economy to the world is essential, and that is why we have introduced a new element, the Reopening of progress, in the Bloomberg COVID Resilience Ranking. Two new metrics capture the ease of getting in and out of a location and how much air travel has recovered, along with our 10 other metrics that trace death rates to infection count, freedom of movement, and economic growth.
This twist has ushered in dramatic changes in the ranks. The United States is now number one, with its rapid and expansive vaccine launch, dominated by highly effective Messenger RNA injections, stopping what was once the worst outbreak in the world.
Restaurants are full, masks are no longer required for vaccinated people, and Americans are going on vacation again, emboldened by a vaccination rate that covers half the population. The United States is poised for breakneck economic growth this year thanks to a $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package and inoculation-fueled consumer confidence.
Due to the change in focus of the Ranking, it is no longer being directly compared to last month. However, some key takeaways:
European countries such as Switzerland, France, and Spain are in the top 10 as they open their borders to vaccinated tourists while hospitalizations fall thanks to the inoculation
Parts of the Asia-Pacific region that performed well in the Ranking so far, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia, fall as strict border restrictions remain in place and a zero-tolerance approach to small virus outbreaks limits their spread. reopening capacity; Taiwan plunges into the bottom half of the Ranking for the same reasons, accentuated by a lagged vaccination campaign and a resurgent outbreak.
India, the Philippines, and some Latin American countries rank lowest amid a perfect storm of outbreaks triggered by variants, slow vaccination, and global isolation.
Mexico improved its situation due to the progress in the application of vaccines, the reopening of businesses, the capacity of flights, as well as the travel routes where a significant number of immunizations have already been applied.
The complete list is as follows:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- Hong Kong
- Czech Republic
- South Africa