The Deep Knowledge Group has released a global safety assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic across 200 countries and territories. It classified, analyzed and ranked the economic, social and health stability of the different countries as well as the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats or risks they possess or face. The analysis found that Switzerland is the safest country due to a continuing decline in its infection and mortality rates as well as key factors that put it in a position to maintain a strong post-pandemic economy. Germany is ranked the second-safest country while Israel comes third.
Even though the United States and the United Kingdom are experiencing devastating coronavirus outbreaks, they are still 58th and 68th for COVID-19 safety in the analysis. It remarks that the U.S. situation is interesting and that despite its high infection and mortality rates, it still possesses a high degree of healthcare sophistication and strong technologies for monitoring and protection. Africa is exceptionally vulnerable to the spread of the disease due to a poor healthcare infrastructure and Sudan, Rwanda, Mali and Chad are the study's worst-ranked countries.