Sunday, January 09, 2022

Canada STILL looking good in the Bloomberg COVID Resilience Ranking

Just over a year ago, I made a post expressing surprise that Canada was performing so creditable on Bloomberg's COVID Relience Ranking. At that time, we were positioned at No. 11 out of 53, which seemed pretty good.

Well, I happened to see the same Ranking index just the other day and, despite a perception and general feeling that things are getting worse, it turns out that Canada is actually doing even better, compared to the rest of the world, that is. So, things are getting worse, but maybe not as bad as we thought.

Canada is now sitting at No. 5 in the Ranking, which measures a combination of vaccination status, lockdown severity, flight capacity, COVID cases and death rates, universal healthcare coverage, etc. The front runners in the Ranking have also changed almost entirely from a year ago: Chile is top, followed by Ireland, UAE, Finland and then Canada. The UK is in 10th place and the USA US 12th. New Zealand and Australia are now way down the list, in 25th and 17th places respectively. How things change!

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