COVID-19 and climate change redraw the map of the world’s safest cities

COVID-19 is, say the report’s authors, the “great accelerant”, which has changed the world in ways no one could have predicted. Image: REUTERS/Alex Filipe

Mark McCord

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The top 20 cities for health security during COVID-19 Image: Economist Intelligence Unit


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