How COVID-19 Rankings Are All Wrong

What does the world look like if you remove Africa and China? That’s how it looks to Foreign Policy

Complicated COVID-19 rankings are about as useful as a weather report for yesterday. We looked at 100 variables and can confidently say that it was sunny in France. But it rained you dumbasses. Just look outside.

You don’t need to predict things that have already happened. You don’t need a report on what pandemic responses should have been like. You…



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at