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New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan Top List of Countries With the Most Effective COVID-19 Responses


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COVID-19 has now claimed over two million deaths and pushed millions into extreme poverty. Equitable access to vaccines, a robust health care system and effective governance are critical to halting the spread of the virus. Global Citizen campaigns on the United Nations’ Global Goals, including goal 3 for good health and well-being for all. Join the movement and take action on this issue and more here.

New Zealand has had the best response to the COVID-19 pandemic of any nation globally, data from an independent think tank has revealed, with Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand following in second, third and fourth place, respectively. 

The Lowy Institute’s COVID Performance Index tracked six COVID-19 measures across 98 countries, including the number of cases, deaths, cases as a proportion of tests and tests per thousand people in the 36 weeks following each country's hundredth confirmed case of the virus.