“Last year, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with its tiny 83,600Km2 of land and a little under 10 million residents, ranked 56th out of 195 countries on the (now somewhat controversial) John’s Hopkins Global Health Security index. The country was labeled as  as ‘more prepared’ in the face of disaster – in between ‘least prepared’ and ‘most prepared’. The overall global score was far from desirable, and when COVID-19 exploded into existence just one month later, the report’s predictions rang loud and true. Well, at least for the UAE.” More…