New data was released by Global Finance on Wednesday, indicating that UAE is ranked as the world’s second safest country in 2021.
The study ranked 134 countries based on their response to Covid-19, while also taking into account three main factors that included the risk of war and peace, personal security, and natural disaster, in addition to risk factors stemming from Covid0-19.
“In essence, a country’s overall score is made up of one-half fundamental factors, one-third COVID-19 deaths per capita, and one-sixth COVID vaccination per capita,” the report read.
Currently, UAE ranks first globally in Covid-19 vaccine doses given at 158.24 doses per 100 people, crossing 15.5 million doses so far.
“Developed countries would also be much better equipped to handle something as dangerous and complex as a pandemic than their less developed peers. Yet what we have seen is that many of the world’s major economic powers (US, France, UK) or regional powerhouses (Brazil, Russia, India, China) became epicentres of the pandemic in their areas of the world,” the report added.