Bloomberg: Chile, the World's best country to face the pandemic, December 2021

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Amid the global surge of cases related to the new Omicron variant and the progress of vaccination plans with booster doses, Chile tops the list because of its advanced level of immunization, quality of medical care and current mortality levels.  

December, 2021.-  According to the U.S. media conglomerate's report, the Omicron variant is halting the move toward normalization that characterized 2021, although reluctance to return to confinement measures and other pre-vaccine restrictions is making the difference between the best and worst places to be during the pandemic in December.

Bloomberg released its Covid Resilience Ranking, which is comprised of 53 countries around the world, with Chile emerging as the best country for dealing with the pandemic in December, in response to the appearance of the Omicron variant. 
 
In the report, the publication states that "Chile dethrones the United Arab Emirates to occupy the number one position".


South's America rising star, with more than 10 million booster doses administered for a population of almost 18 million, achieved 74.1 points out of 100 in resilience, surpassing Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.


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  Twelve factors were considered to compile the ranking, including vaccination coverage, severity of quarantine measures, flight capacity and travel routes for those who had received the vaccine.

"It is now summer in Santiago, tourism has resumed and Chileans are the second most vaccinated population in the world among countries with more than 1 million people, reflecting a variation in a region that was devastated by the original virus but largely unscathed by Delta", Bloomberg added.

Enrique Paris, the Chilean Minister of Health, assured that "this distinction fills us with pride", but at the same time he called for restraint, stating that "the pandemic is not over yet".

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