A study released on Wednesday states that all countries in the world, including the United States, have decided that they are not prepared in a “dangerous way” to face the threat of epidemics or new epidemics in the future.Washington Post“.
The researchers behind this report, which evaluated the efforts of 195 countries, found that the world could be vulnerable to future health emergencies, including some events that could have far worse consequences than COVID-19.
According to the newspaper, the researchers based their findings on the findings of the Global Health Protection Index for 2021, which was developed by the Washington-based non-profit Global Defense Research Group “Nuclear Threat Initiative” in collaboration with Johns. Bloomberg School of Public Health Hopkins Health Security Center.
To assess each nation’s ability to prevent, diagnose, and respond to health emergencies, researchers drew on other factors, including public health information and public confidence in governments.
As of 2019, the United States, with its enormous wealth and scientific potential, retains the number one position in the rankings, although it lags far behind when it comes to public confidence in government, the report says.
According to the newspaper, this is due to the high number of cases and deaths caused by the corona virus.
For the past two years, U.S. politicians have questioned the intentions and messages of health officials and argued about the severity of the virus and the effectiveness and safety of vaccines, the report points out.
This, the report says, has led many to fail to follow the recommendations of public health officials to reduce the spread of the virus in the United States.
Australia, Finland, Canada, Thailand, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea and Sweden were in the top ten behind the United States, respectively.
The 268-page report found some encouraging symptoms in countries including New Zealand, which have labs and staff useful in diagnosing diseases.
Although Angola and Rwanda are not among the highest-scoring countries, they are generally commended for their effective response to the virus, the report said.
The corona virus has killed at least 5,270,700 people worldwide since the World Health Organization’s office in China reported the outbreak in late December 2019.
The United States is the most affected country in terms of deaths (791,514) and injuries (49,389,503), according to Johns Hopkins University statistics.
Considering the high mortality rate directly or indirectly linked to Govit-19, the World Health Organization estimates that the outcome of the epidemic may be two or three times higher than the officially declared result.
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