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CGTN: What the COVID-19 report card reveals: geography, media and government (By John Gong)
2021-07-23 06:20:00

It has been more than a year and half since COVID-19 broke out on a global scale, the time span of which is certainly longer than that of the Spanish Flu from 1918 to 1920. The vicious virus still shows no signs of abating with its more powerful and contagious variant versions still running amok. Yet, among the world of nations, there are clear winners and losers. It is about time to call them out and explore a bit what is behind this unfortunate dichotomy.

A study by CGTN think tank answers the above question. It's been a great pleasure to get a first glimpse of this study, inspiring me to write an op-ed piece and hopefully contribute to amplifying its important policy implications to the international public.

The winners are New Zealand, Australia and Vietnam in terms of the accumulated infected population by July 14, 2021. The losers, as expected, are the United States, India and Brazil, the only three countries that have an accumulated infected population larger than 15 million people so far. The U.S. tops the list with 34 million. Read more>>

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