It is no longer news that the COVID-19 pandemic revealed a lot of things about our lives, businesses, and several other intricate issues. However, one matter is whether female leaders are to be crowned the ultimate champions in regards to curbing the coronavirus.
We keep hearing about new cases being discovered in more states and more countries. However, one thing holds true, countries with female leadership have better managed the crisis overall. Let’s take a look at some of these countries.
Countries with Female Leadership Who’ve Successfully Managed the COVID-19 Crisis
Below are some of the countries, under female leadership, that have successfully managed and curbed the spread of coronavirus.
At the inception of the coronavirus, New Zealand imposed a compulsory lockdown on citizens starting from March 25. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden seemed to have set the pace for several other female leaders, and due to her proactiveness, she was able to get the situation mostly under control.
Under the careful watch of Angela Merkel, Germany has also properly managed the pandemic and has done it much better than all the other countries led by men like Italy, Britain, America, and a host of others.
The follow-up, the testing, the early treatments, and the early imposition of a lockdown greatly helped Germany quickly cut the spread of the virus short. Merkel is a symbol of strength for this single reason.
Although Finland is under the leadership of a man, many say he’s wise enough to have women surrounding him and that could be why he has successfully managed the crisis. Finland has recorded far fewer cases and deaths than many of the neighboring countries under male leadership.
Under the leadership of President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan has achieved really great success with curbing the coronavirus using testing, isolation, and directly tracing infected persons to every single place they’ve been and every single person they’ve contacted.
But these are only very few countries in the world, and there are several factors that influence how a country tackles the issue.
I think the major issue that the leaders are facing is inadequate information. The majority of the male-led countries took the hunk of medical advice singularly from their countries alone.
Many say that, in a bid to exert their masculinity, they’ve put the entire country and, possibly, the world at risk. This may, however, not be the case. We can see that the cabinets of most of these male-led countries have women whose decisions are taken seriously. Also, these countries that are led by women actually have men surrounding the female leaders.
To conclude this, I’d advise strongly that we should not hastily conclude that the female leaders so easily do better. There are too many factors behind the effectiveness of a nation’s ability to curb danger.