What Explains Emerging Markets’ Relatively Low COVID-19 Fatality Rate? (LGIM)

Our new research suggests that emerging markets may be less vulnerable to the current crisis than previously thought.

Emerging markets have reported far fewer fatalities from COVID-19 than advanced economies at similar stages of the pandemic. Specifically, 30 days into an outbreak of the virus – measured from the day a country’s death toll surpassed 20 – emerging markets report almost 90% fewer fatalities than their developed market peers. READ MORE

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