Coronavirus Reality Check: The U.S. Is Not The Worst

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Coronavirus Reality Check: The U.S. Is Not The Worst

With over 400,000 deaths and more than 25 million cases, the United States appears to be the worst hit nation in the world when it comes to Covid-19.

But a closer look at the figures reveals that while they are the most affected in terms of the total numbers, they are far from being the worst on a per capita or any other basis.

The Quicky tries to make sense of all the data, to discover which countries have really been hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Epidemiologist and Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University Dr Jennifer Nuzzo

World Health Organisation Spokesperson Dr Margaret Harris


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