There are three world leaders that stand out to me for the way they have dealt with the Coronavirus.
3. Nicola Sturgeon – Scotland
She has been cautious, sensible and explained her reasoning clearly. Scotland suffered an initial surge. She brought in policies that brought it under control and have nearly eliminated it.
Because of her calm manner and clear explanations she brought the people with her. If it wasn’t for the fact that Scotland is connected to England she would have the disease completely eradicated.
I give her 8 out of 10.
2. Angela Merkel – Germany
Angela Merkel took charge, explained her policies clearly, brought in an effective immigration policy and track, trace and isolate policy.
Again – effective communication, sound planning and sound policies. She was prepared, effective and controlled the outbreak.
I give her 9 out of 10.
3. Jacinda Ardern – New Zealand
She displayed the same empathy and communication skills that she had demonstrated following the terrorist attack.
She had sound planning and effective management. She brought in rapid measures on lockdown, immigration and test and trace. The disease was rapidly contained and effectively dealt with.
All told New Zealand has only suffered 22 deaths and has now 2 new cases. The disease has effectively been eradicated.
I give her 10 out of 10.