The survey, by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of technology companies and non-profit organizations, considered 200 data points for each country to compile the list, which placed Germany, China, South Korea, Austria, and Hong Kong in the top five.
Next was Singapore, Taiwan, Israel, and Japan, with the Czech Republic in 11th place.
Deep Knowledge Group adapted its existing analytical frameworks, previously applied to complex domains such as as AI for Drug Discovery and NeuroTech, to the global COVID-19 pandemic landscape. A team of experts collected and analyzed data generated for 200 countries around the world.
The ‘Covid-19 Treatment Efficiency Ranking Framework’ assesses countries based on the sophistication and effectiveness of efforts to monitor the spread of the virus, treatment of patients, in addition to the capacity to develop, test, validate and deploy experimental vaccines and treatments.
Unfortunately, some of the riskiest countries are also from Europe. In the “COVID-19 Risk Ranking Framework” Italy ranked first, the US second, while the UK was ranked third.
The data came from sources including the World Health Organisation, Johns Hopkins University, in addition to overall economic and technological development.
There have now been more than 2 million confirmed cases across the world and upwards of 134,000 deaths.
Eurozone Safety / Risk Ranking
The COVID-19 Eurozone Safety / Risk Ranking Framework was designed specifically for the unique circumstances present in Europe. Special attention was applied to the unique characteristics of Europe including highly interconnected economies, high levels of supply-chain, tourist flow, and the incidence of critical hotspots.