Has the type of health care system or type of government mattered during the coronavirus pandemic?

By Kent R. Kroeger (April 9, 2020)

People wearing surgical masks in Hong Kong during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic (Photo by Studio Incendo; licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.)

Key Takeaways: There is no systematic evidence that the overall quality of a country’s health care system has had an impact on the spread (morbidity rate) and lethality (mortality rate) of the coronavirus. Instead, a country’s per capita wealth and exposure to the…