A Corona-test (-report) for countries in the world

Corona status, April 23, 2020

With the raging corona-pandemic and each country’s fight against it, it’s a great time to judge them how they handle such project. We must look for the results (fewer infections at the moment), we need to look how open they are with sharing their results, and we need to look if they have plans for the aftermath.

A good place to take a look at the results (so far) against the corona-battle and how open they are with reporting the details is the wordometer website.

Countries like the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, Norway stopped reporting the numbers of the recovered cases. Other countries are having problems with reporting the number of tests they have applied, because they update them irregularly and some countries are supplying strange numbers, which look to artificial (like 10,000, 12,000, 30,000 etc.

I understand that reporting those numbers for those who are recovered is difficult and different for one country to the other, but there is a fact that the majority of the countries are reporting those numbers. Those countries might argue that such numbers are not true and that they’re not able to report an accurate number. Maybe, but again, what about the other countries?

Those countries don’t seem to realize how bad their country looks like by withholding that crucial information, especially the recovery numbers. It smells like incompetents, or maybe corruption or that they have something nasty to hide.

Other countries are arguing that they don’t have time to report those numbers, because they are too much busy with the rest of the battle of corona. That’s also not an excuse, except it’s a sign of bad management.

It doesn’t matter, here is a nice list of 50 countries and their battle against the coronavirus. Not reporting the recovery numbers will mean that they drop in that list.

The top of the list is China as number one, followed by South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, etc. At the bottom of the list are the worst performing countries fighting the battle against the coronavirus. Those are Pakistan, Poland and Mexico.

NoCountries
1China
2Korea (S)
3Australia
4Hong Kong
5Switzerland
6Austria
7Germany
8Taiwan
9Iran
10Luxembourg
11India
12Singapore
13Denmark
14Italy
15Spain
16Malaysia
17Ireland
18Belgium
19Israel
20Brazil
21Finland
22Czechia
23France
24UAE
25Algeria
26Norway
27Philippines
28Canada
29Iceland
30Panama
31US
32Ecuador
33Japan
34Portugal
35Argentina
36Sweden
37UK
38Greece
39Turkey
40Russia
41Ukraine
42Egypt
43Peru
44Colombia
45Indonesia
46Netherlands
47Dominican Republic
48Pakistan
49Poland
50Mexico

How those countries are ending up in their position of this list is in detail explained in the spreadsheet, which you normally can download at the download page. But I add the link here in case you’re too lazy to get it yourself on that page.

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