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28/04/2020

Germany earns top marks for its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak

The Deep Knowledge Group (DKG) has given Germany top marks in terms of safety, low risk level, efficiency, and government support during the coronavirus pandemic. In a ranking published on April 12, it placed Germany first in the world in two categories for its handling of COVID-19.

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The consortium of venture capital firms, analysts, foundations, philanthropic organizations, and research institutions also ranked Germany first in the Eurozone for safeguarding its population against the coronavirus. What is more, it has named Germany as one of the three safest countries in the world in terms of risk of contagion.

Countries were graded in a series of categories, assigning aggregate scores for “Quarantine Efficiency,” “Monitoring and Detection,” Government Management Efficiency,” and “Emergency Treatment Readiness.” Within those classifications, marks were given for specific criteria as well. Germany scored high in Government Management Efficiency, which for example, consisted of ratings for “Monitoring Systems and Disaster Management,” “Level of Security and Defense Advancement,” “Level of GovTech Development,” and “Rapid Emergency Mobilization,” among others.

DKG grew out of Deep Knowledge Ventures, a data-driven investment fund focused on “the synergetic convergence of DeepTech, frontier technologies” founded in 2014. The group says it is renowned for the “use of sophisticated analytical systems for investment target identification and due-diligence.” DKG’s major investment areas include artificial intelligence (AI), longevity, and precision health, including drug development.

This latest rating reflects the strength of Germany’s healthcare industry in a number of areas. The export initiative for the German healthcare industry, HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY, is the go-to resource to learn more about this dynamic, key sector of the German economy.

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