A new study from the Deep Knowledge Group has ranked Canada as one of the safest countries in the world in the new COVID-19 era.

The study is designed to “classify, analyze, and rank the economic, social, and health stability” of countries after the emergence of the worldwide pandemic.

In assessing 20 countries, Deep Knowledge Group took into account 130 “quantitative and qualitative parameters” and gathered more than 11,400 bits of data, including quarantine efficiency, government handling, hospital availability, COVID monitoring and detection, protection against infection, emergency preparedness, and overall mortality rates.

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According to the Deep Knowledge Group, the study is a starting point for discussion and can serve as “a resource for governments to optimize current and post-pandemic safety and stability, and as a toolset for establishing the best possible action plans for each particular region, in order to maintain the health and economic well-being of their populations and reverse the collateral damage caused by COVID-19.”

Israel took home the top spot on the list, with an overall tally of 751 points (out of 1,000), followed by Germany (749), and Switzerland (742).

Canada ranked 12th on the list (699), wedged between United Arab Emirates (700) and Hong Kong (698), and was the only country of any of the Americas to make the list.

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