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[Jean Pisani-Ferry] Grading big pandemic test one year on from outbreak
[Jean Pisani-Ferry] Grading big pandemic test one year on from outbreak
ViewpointsDec 1, 2020
From the moment COVID-19 emerged as a global threat, it was clear that it would test every society’s strength, resilience and response capabilities. Almost one year on, it is time to assess who passed the test, and who failed. From a public health standpoint, the answer is clear: East Asia -- including Australia and New Zealand -- passed the test with flying colors. As for the rest, Europe performed unevenly, the United States stumbled badly and developing countries have struggled. To be