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    What Makes A Good Vaccine Rollout: A Country-By-Country Comparison

    Adam Goriparthi  A vaccination a day keeps the pandemic at bay. It’s no secret that the UK’s handling of lockdown measures was… delayed. However, did we rectify our mistakes with our administration of COVID-19 vaccines? What determines the success of vaccine rollout? Why are some countries better at it than others?  A Successful Rollout  Doses given per 100 people (as of 11th Feb):  Israel – 66.4  UAE – 47.9  UK – 20.3  US – 13.5  EU – 4.2  As the data above highlights, increased vaccine administration seems to...
  • The UK’s COVID-19 Response Versus The Rest Of The World: How Do We Compare?

    The coronavirus pandemic has seen leaders across the globe attempt to control the spread of the virus in their home nation, all with varied methods and levels of success....
  • The Failed American Response to COVID-19

    A recent interview by the New Yorker with leading economist Jeffrey Sachs analysed the radical failure of America in dealing with the global pandemic. He discussed his distrust and despair in Trump as a leader and the structural flaws in the American political system, as well as highlighting two...
  • How Have Different World Leaders Coped With COVID-19?

    There are many factors which make it difficult to accurately compare the responses of individual countries to the global COVID-19 pandemic, such as population size and population density. However, there have been undeniable shortcomings in the US, whilst Taiwan is a textbook case study of how to cope in...
  • Lockdown Restrictions: Should They Be Tightened or Loosened?

    I experienced first-hand the COVID-19 situation in Spain. I had been studying in Zaragoza since January and then returned to the UK on the 18th of March after being given permission from the Year Abroad Team. I saw how quickly the disease spread, and how quickly it overwhelmed Spain....
  • The Global Response to Covid-19: Compared

    The virus is the same, cripplingly contagious and potentially deadly, but the response's of government's internationally has varied incomparably. Impact's Ellie delves into these differences and compares the figures. ...