Posted 23 February 2021 AM
A British Medical Journal study has ranked Australia eighth amongst the top ten countries judged to have managed their COVID-19 response well.
Australia was outranked by some perhaps surprising places including Rwanda and Cyprus. Others ahead of us in the study led by Professor Fran Baum of Flinders University in Adelaide were New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand and Iceland. Latvia and Sri Lanka took ninth and tenth places.
An October 2019 prediction of pandemic preparedness prepared by the same research group had ranked the US, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Thailand, Sweden, Denmark, South Korea and Finland as most prepared.