Norway came in first place.
Bloomberg’s Covid-19 Resilience Ranking has named the Netherlands as the second most resilient country in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. More specifically, Bloomberg argues that the Netherlands is the second-best place to be ‘ as Delta wrecks reopening plans’.
This rating comes as places like New Zealand, which has previously managed to eliminate the presence of Covid-19 in the country, have gone back into a strict lockdown. Some countries like Israel, whose vaccine drive was an incredible success, have also seen a rise in infections lately. So, how is the Netherlands outranking all but Norway?
Well, resilience was measured according to 12 criteria, including:
-People covered by vaccines
-Vaccinated travel routes
-Quality of healthcare
Although we may have felt the lockdown impact all of our lives majorly, the Netherlands’ lockdown gets just 40 points when it comes to lockdown severity. This compares to New Zealand’s score of 96! Plus, The Netherlands scores 90 in terms of universal health coverage, compared to just 49 in Indonesia.
You can check out the full report for yourself on the Bloomberg website , and it makes for interesting reading. However, we all know that as a world we’re in this together.