Brazil's Covid-19 response worst, New Zealand's best: study

Sydney (AFP) – Brazil’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been ranked the world’s worst, while New Zealand topped the class, according to research published by a leading Australian think tank on Thursday.  Sydney’s Lowy Institute assessed almost 100 countries on six criteria, including confirmed cases, deaths and testing metrics.  “Collectively, these indicators point to how well or poorly countries have managed the pandemic,” according to the report by the independent body. Aside from New Zealand — which has largely kept the virus at bay with border closures and “go early, go hard” lo…

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