Heroes & Zeros: Introduction

A few weeks ago, the coronavirus took the world by storm, leading to a public-health emergency the likes of which the world has never seen, a frozen world-economy and the daily lives of billions of people upended.

A few weeks ago, the coronavirus took the world by storm, leading to a public-health emergency the likes of which the world has never seen, a frozen world-economy and the daily lives of billions of people upended.


What we once took as certainties are certain no more, the world we knew gone, perhaps for good. The social and economic fallout from Covid-19 will take years to contend with.

 

The outbreak has exposed the limits of some and revealed the courage of others. We have seen bravery and cowardice, kindness and avarice. New heroes have risen. Reputations have been made and broken in the spring of 2020.

 

As the world lives through a second month of lockdown Leaders League turns a critical eye to the key figures of the Covid-19 pandemic. From world leaders to whistleblowers, doctors to donors, all have played their part, for better or for worse. We break down their performance in a number of categories from speed of reaction and economic response to truthfulness and honesty.

 

The decisions taken by some have already proved farsighted and effective, while for others the response has been ill-considered and potentially disastrous. Behind each of them is a hero…or a zero.  

 

Read the full Special Report: Heroes & Zeros

They say a person's true worth is revealed in a crisis, and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has challenged the character of world leaders old and new. They have been tested, and while some have risen to the occasion, others have been found wanting. Leaders League brings you the heroes and zeros of the coronavirus emergency.
Summary Heroes & Zeros: Emmanuel Faber - The Enlightened One Heroes & Zeros: Christian Drosten - The Influential One Heroes & Zeros: Xi Jinping - The Embattled One Heroes and Zeros: Health Workers - The Special Ones Heroes and Zeros: Individual Donors (Jack Dorsey, Azim Premji and Andrew Forrest) - The Generous Ones Heroes and Zeros: Moon Jae-in and Park Neung-hoo - The Pro-Active Ones Heroes & Zeros: Christine Lagarde - The Disciplined One Heroes and Zeros: Bill Gates - The Visionary One Heroes & Zeros: Angela Merkel - The Zen One Heroes & Zeros: Boris Johnson - The Chastened One

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