Coronavirus mapped: How ready is the UK for an epidemic compared to the rest of the world?

As Statista reports, last year, the Global Health Security Index was released and it assessed levels of global health security across 195 countries.

It specifically analysed levels of preparation by focusing on whether countries have the proper tools in place to deal with serious disease outbreaks.

To gauge the level of preparedness, countries were scored on a scale of 0 to 100 where 100 is the highest level of preparedness.

How did the UK fare?

Thankfully, the United Kingdom was ranked the second most prepared country in the world to deal with a disease outbreak, falling short only to the United States.

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