Georgia and Covid-19: Facts and comparisons

While much of Europe and Asia are deeply embroiled in the Coronavirus pandemic, the country of Georgia has so far been holding the line surprisingly well. As the Caucasus nation prepares with though measures for the onslaught of the virus, doctors and saints seem to be worshipped alike in the hope of escaping the fate of other countries.

Is Georgia going to be the unlikely success story as some would have it, or has it only seen the tip of the iceberg yet? And beyond the toll of the disease itself, what wider implications will the pandemic have for the local economy and the livelyhood of people? This blog uses data to throw little spotlights on some of these questions. Some posts will apply to other countries as well, and others will be specifically about Georgia.