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Six Countries, Six COVID-19 Strategies

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Tyee contributing editor Andrew Nikiforuk, author of two books on pandemics, performs a weekly check-up on six countries with varying approaches to containing the pandemic among their populations, noting the debates and results within each. The nations are: Brazil, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea and Sweden.

In This Series

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What We Can Learn from Six Countries’ Pandemic Battle Plans

From Brazil’s complacency to New Zealand’s bid to wipe out COVID-19, a look at the options. First in a series.

Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Apr 2020


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Debates Roil Sweden and New Zealand, Whose Pandemic Policies Are Opposite

Plus, check-ins with four more nations fighting COVID-19 in different ways.

Andrew Nikiforuk, 20 Apr 2020


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How South Korea Is Winning the COVID-19 Battle

Plus, check-ins with five more nations fighting COVID-19 in different ways.

Andrew Nikiforuk, 28 Apr 2020


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Brazil’s Descent into COVID-19 Hell

Plus check-ins with five more nations fighting the pandemic in different ways.

Andrew Nikiforuk, 10 Jun 2020


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