COVID-19 death rate and the size of the…

In a previous newsletter, I analysed rich countries’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample comprised countries with population >100,000 and GDP per capita >$25,000. I reported that, of the 15 that managed to contain the virus up to 15 December, 13 were either East Asian countries, ultra-rich countries with authoritarian governments, or geographically peripheral Western countries. (Containment meant having reported less than 100 COVID-19 deaths per million people.)

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