Blue map of the world with red spots indicating countries covered in GHN's Covid country series so far

COVID Country Dispatches

In the flood of COVID-19 news—and focus on the hardest-hit countries—it can be hard to parse out how individual countries are faring, and why.

While the coronavirus heeds no borders, each country is fighting its own battle—and the details make or break the response. What policy decisions were made—or not made? How does culture play a role? What about the media environment? Are vaccines available?

To find out, Global Health NOW is speaking with public health experts around the world for its COVID Countries series, starting with the entries below. We'll be adding more countries in the weeks to come. 



Argentina and Covid-19: ‘The Worst Time Is Right Now’ (May 17, 2021)

Chile: Covid May Be Surging, but So Is Civil Society (April 28, 2021)

In Mexico, Vaccines Arrive, but Cases Rise (April 12, 2021)


In Finland, Respect for Rules is a Major Asset (April 19, 2021)


In Bangladesh, Plenty of Vaccines but Few Takers (April 5, 2021)


In New Zealand, A Response to be Proud of (April 15, 2021) 

China: 'Vaccines Are Not Our Cure' (April 22, 2021)


What’s happening in your country? To be part of GHN’s COVID Countries series, email Brian at bsimpso1 [at]


See Also: GHN's Invisible COVID Series

• A Faint Specter in Sierra Leone: Covid-19 (April 20, 2021)


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