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This table updates the stats I published six months ago (data from here). Some huge changes.
The worst three countries are now from Eastern Europe. Hungary has the highest death rate on the OECD followed by Czechia and Slovak. Hungary has gone from 15th highest to first.
The UK has dropped from 4th to 7th and US from 5th to 9th. Sweden is now middle of the pack on 17th.
The three countries that have had almost no increase are Australia, New Zealand and Iceland. The fact they are all islands is not a coincidence. South Korea has done very well but I guess it could be considered a semi-island as only land border is with North Korea which has no people crossing.
Perhaps the most impressive border controls have been Norway which has a land border with Sweden but has had relatively few deaths.
Of course New Zealand has the lowest death toll in the OECD which is a great place to be.