A map depicting the risk of COVID-19 in countries across the globe from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the US is one of the most perilous places to visit amid the pandemic.
The map shows the risk of contracting the virus in each country and ranks locales with available data in four categories — low, moderate, high and very high risk. The CDC arrives at each determination primarily by calculating the incident rate of infection and new case trajectory over the last 28 days.
The US has a Level 4 “very high” designation as the Delta variant continues to sweep through the country but so does a far reaching swath of other locales spanning a variety of income levels, vaccine availability and public health systems.
For example, Somalia also has a Level 4 designation but only .07 percent of their total population is fully vaccinated, according to global vaccine tracker Our World