Remember the infamous, illogical notion of women and politics not mixing together? Well, it's time to throw that notion out of the window.
Because apparently, across the globe, all the six countries that have had a commendable response to Covid-19 had one thing in common - female leadership.
These are leaders leading there country and have the best coronavirus response.— Johnathan Ford (@FordJohnathan5) April 10, 2020
Oh! They’re also all women. pic.twitter.com/jHwGWCZaO0
Germany, New Zealand, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland have had one of the more successful responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
All of these countries managed to flatten the curve, thanks to proactive decision-making. They were also better prepared in terms of medical gear and protective equipment for healthcare staff and the general public.
Moreover, the countries have also been applauded for their empathetic and transparent approach, where due consideration has been given to looking after the citizen's social and economic welfare.
Twitterati also highlighted how these countries' response holds a lesson for the rest of the world:
Three reasons why @jacindaardern ’s #coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership— Dr.Salahideen ALHAJ🔶 #Stayhome (@salhaj) April 6, 2020
The Mayfields’ research-based model highlights
asthe 3key things leaders must address to motivate followers to give their best@UN_Women pic.twitter.com/h5irIcmyAO
There is something about women leadership that we need to name and appreciate. They seem to handle crises better. Some studies suggest that women leaders tend to have compassion and society at heart. Looking at #COVID19 responce experiences across the world, it makes some sense! pic.twitter.com/JNp3NvSBvt— Togolani Mavura (@tonytogolani) April 9, 2020
Anyone else left thinking that more women as heads of state could be a very good thing? Shoutouts to @jacindaardern and Angela Merkel (and to @SenWarren) for their leadership on #COVID19. https://t.co/P7bUUu7HPs— Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (@ayanaeliza) April 7, 2020
Women Leadership exemplary in management of Covid 19 pic.twitter.com/hKGASq2hgR— michael mutua (@michael17431527) April 10, 2020
Even Taiwan, under its first female president, has had a commendable response to the pandemic, despite being shut out of WHO.
I have seen (well-deserved) media recognition of #women leaders from #Finland #NZ, #Belgium, #Norway for their leadership, but there has been little coverage of #Taiwan's #female President during #COVID_19 https://t.co/8NCBV5fr1S— Tazreena Sajjad (@TazreenaSajjad) April 9, 2020
While there is no discounting the efforts that other countries have also undertaken against the Covid-19 pandemic, what these six countries have achieved is truly commendable. Though the pandemic is far from over, there is definitely a thing or two that the world can learn from these countries.