december 2020

Uruguay: A role model in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

It may be a global pandemic. But when it comes to individual nations, the response has been anything but uniform. While some governments were quick to implement lockdowns and mask wearing others only reacted when the virus had already wreaked havoc. The crisis has exposed major philosophical divides. Over questions like the role of government and the definition of individual responsibility. As a result, outcomes have varied greatly and even after months, governments still seem to be pondering over how to best battle the virus. But the experience of some countries has also helped shape the response of others. In this time of crisis The South American country of Uruguay seems to have found a viable way. So what can we learn from Uruguays pandemic response?