U.S. Tops List of Best Places to Be as The World Reopens

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Best Places to Be as The World Reopens

Best Places to Be as The World Reopens

Over a year ago, as the pandemic started spreading in the United States, the country soon turned into one of the hot spots of the world for infections and deaths. But things are getting back to normal and most states have dropped their Covid restrictions. As a result, the United States is now ranked as the best place to be as the world reopens.

But it’s not just the U.S. that is moving towards normality. As more people get vaccinated around the world, countries are dropping mask mandates, relaxing restrictions and reopening borders.

Now Bloomberg has added a Reopening Progress score to its Covid Resilience Ranking. Two new metrics capture the ease of moving in and out of a place and how much air travel has recovered. This is in addition to 10 other measures such as mortality rates, infection counts, freedom of movement etc.. The U.S. is now ranked first.

Covid Resilience Ranking

The score is an average of the 12 indicators measured by Bloomberg.

Ranking Economy Score
1 U.S. 76
2 New Zealand 73.7
3 Switzerland 72.9
4 Israel 72.9
5 France 72.8
6 Spain 72
7 Australia 70.1
8 Mainland China 69.9
9 U.K. 68.7
10 South Korea 68.6
11 Norway 67.9
12 Denmark 67.5
13 Singapore 67
14 Turkey 66.9
15 Saudi Arabia 66.9
16 Belgium 66.4
17 Finland 66.1
18 U.A.E. 65.8
19 Greece 65.8
20 Romania 65

Other Key Findings

  • European countries like Switzerland, France and Spain are in the top 10 as they open their borders to vaccinated tourists while hospitalizations fall.
  • Parts of the Asia-Pacific region that performed well in the Ranking until now—like Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia—drop as strict border curbs remain in place and a zero-tolerance approach to small virus flareups limit their ability to reopen. Taiwan plunges into the bottom half of the Ranking for the same reasons, accentuated by a lagging vaccination drive and a resurgent outbreak.
  • India, the Philippines and some Latin America countries rank lowest amid a perfect storm of variant-driven outbreaks, slow vaccination, and global isolation.
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  1. It has nothing to do with getting “vaccinated, as the shot is NOT a vaccine, nor does it prevent or stop the spread of covid, the reason we are getting back to normal is a thing that was touted by those with common sense and a brain to think with from the very beginning,.. it’s called “Herd Immunity”


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