New Zealand has been revered for how it has tackled the COVID-19 pandemic and rightfully so. The country began its process of locking down far earlier than America and took a much different approach and the U.S. should have followed in their steps.

While some may argue that New Zealand’s case numbers aren’t comparable due to its significantly smaller population, an argument that has been seen too many times on social media, it’s important to recognize that the population difference doesn’t matter when the data is per capita.

According to WorldOMeter, New Zealand has had a total of 2,146 COVID-19…

Gillian Manning

Gillian is a student journalist at Florida Atlantic University.

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