OECD: Portugal is the country with the most "innovative" projects to combat COVID-19

OECD: Portugal is the country with the most "innovative" projects to combat COVID-19

Right after Portugal comes the United Kingdom, with 13 identified solutions, followed by Ireland, with 11. In Europe, France and the Czech Republic also stand out, both with eight projects. On the other hand, in Spain and Italy, innovative projects that want to tackle COVID-19 seem to be reduced: two in each.

United States and Brazil have 16 innovative solutions to combat COVID-19

According to the OECD, the United States launched nine innovative projects in response to a pandemic that has already led to the State's Calamity Decree in the country. Among the various solutions is a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to inform Americans about the disease. In Brazil, and similarly to what happened in Portugal, an application was launched to inform citizens about COVID-19, in a country with seven innovative solutions identified.

As for the country where it all started, China, there are only three innovative solutions, less than in Australia, with five projects identified.

Even so, the OECD clarifies that it did not formally review the responses and information provided and, therefore, does not necessarily support any of the solutions. The objective "is to share information and ideas relatively quickly so that governments can take advantage of them," he explains.