Online article: Coronavirus: why central and eastern European countries seem to be running out of luck

Online article: Coronavirus: why central and eastern European countries seem to be running out of luck

Central and eastern European countries emerged as unlikely champions of Europe’s first wave. Their total death rates have been far lower than in larger and richer western European countries. This was unexpected since the region’s health systems are underfunded and understaffed compared to the west. The early success of central and eastern European countries in containing COVID-19 now appears to be a double-edged sword. Read more