Brazil was the country that has had the worst public health management during the pandemic, according to a report by the Lowy Institute, a study center based in Sydney, Australia.
The country is in last placeamong 98 evaluated governments. Mexico, Colombia, Iran and the United States also scored very low.
At the other end of the list, New Zealand was singled out as the country that best handled the health crisis. And Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan were included among the good examples.
New Zealand has virtually eradicated the virus with early and drastic border closures, among other actions. Since the beginning of the crisis, the country has had only 2,299 cases and 25 deaths in a population of 5 million people.
The study took into account six criteria: confirmed cases, deaths, cases and deaths per million inhabitants, diagnoses in relation to the proportion of tests, and exams performed per thousand people. The survey focuses on data recorded in the 36 weeks following confirmation of the 100th case in each country.
Brazil has had more than 9 million cases and 220 thousand deaths from coronavirus registering the second most deaths in the world, behind the United States, which has had 429 thousand deaths, so far.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon