Poland ranks close to last in Bloomberg ‘pandemic ranking’

Poland ranked worst when it comes to positive COVID-19 tests and the country also has the second-highest number of new COVID-19 cases over the last month in relation to population. [Shutterstock/SARATSTOCK]

Poland has ranked at place 50 of 53 countries in Bloomberg’s latest ranking evaluating different strategies for fighting the pandemic, with only Brazil, the Czech Republic, and Mexico ranking lower.

Poland ranked worst when it comes to overall numbers of positive COVID-19 tests and the country also has the second-highest number of new COVID-19 cases over the last month in relation to population.

Last month, Italians and Poles were ranked equally, however, both countries have dropped significantly, with Italy now ranked 39th.

The ranking takes into account social and economic restrictions, with Bloomberg primarily analysing indicators such as death rates and access to testing.

“It has not been so bad in Poland since the beginning of the pandemic, that is, in a year,” commentedprofessor Krzysztof J. Filipiak a cardiologist and specialist in internal diseases from the Medical University of Warsaw. (Joanna Jakubowska | EURACTIV.pl)

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