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.

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.

With a confirmed death toll of over 24,000 and approximately 20,000 new confirmed cases per day, Brazil is emerging as the new global hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic. We assess how President Jair Bolsonaro’s federal government has responded to the ongoing sanitary crisis in Brazil.

Heroes & Zeroes: Jair Bolsonaro – The Skeptical One

With a confirmed death toll of over 24,000 and approximately 20,000 new confirmed cases per day, Brazil is emerging as the new global hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic. We assess how President Jair Bolsonaro’s federal government has responded to t...

She steered her country and continent through the devastating financial crisis of 2008, now in the twilight of her political career Angela Merkel has returned to prominence, leading Germany’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Heroes & Zeros: Angela Merkel - The Zen One

She steered her country and continent through the devastating financial crisis of 2008, now in the twilight of her political career Angela Merkel has returned to prominence, leading Germany’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Moon was just re-elected in a landslide victory. We assess how he and his health minister have adroitly navigated the coronavirus crisis.

Heroes and Zeros: Moon Jae-in and Park Neung-hoo - The Pro-Active Ones

President Moon was just re-elected in a landslide victory. We assess how he and his health minister have adroitly navigated the coronavirus crisis.

Treating and caring for the more than 2.5 million people around the world who have reportedly contracted the coronavirus to date, doctors and medical staff are the bravest of the brave.

Heroes and Zeros: Health Workers - The Special Ones

Treating and caring for the more than 2.5 million people around the world who have reportedly contracted the coronavirus to date, doctors and medical staff are the bravest of the brave.

Some of the world’s most prominent business-people have donated to coronavirus relief, but will these laudible gestures deliver meaningful results?

Heroes and Zeros: Individual Donors (Jack Dorsey, Azim Premji and Andrew Forrest) - The Generous Ones

Some of the world’s most prominent business-people have donated to coronavirus relief, but will these laudible gestures deliver meaningful results?

The founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been ahead of the game when it comes to responding to the pandemic.

Heroes and Zeros: Bill Gates - The Visionary One

The founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been ahead of the game when it comes to responding to the pandemic.

The president of the European Commission has had one eye on responding to the pandemic and another on ensuring the successful continuation of the European project.

Heroes and Zeros: Ursula von der Leyen - The Level-Headed One

The president of the European Commission has had one eye on responding to the pandemic and another on ensuring the successful continuation of the European project.

An authoritarian leader who is as skilled at silencing public opinion as he is at flattering it, Xi Jinping has not hesitated to give priority to political stability over health risks. Even at the risk of the spread of a global pandemic.

Heroes & Zeros: Xi Jinping - The Embattled One

An authoritarian leader who is as skilled at silencing public opinion as he is at flattering it, Xi Jinping has not hesitated to give priority to political stability over health risks. Even at the risk of the spread of a global pandemic.

According to Danone's CEO, the pandemic is a test of our collective ability to live and work together. Leader’s League puts his pandemic performance to the test.

Heroes & Zeros: Emmanuel Faber - The Enlightened One

According to Danone's CEO, the pandemic is a test of our collective ability to live and work together. Leader’s League puts his pandemic performance to the test.

The head of the World Health Organization has faced a barrage of criticism for his handling of the Covid-19 outbreak, chiefly for delaying declaring a global health emergency so as not to displease China.

Heroes & Zeros: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus - The Political One

The head of the World Health Organization has faced a barrage of criticism for his handling of the Covid-19 outbreak, chiefly for delaying declaring a global health emergency so as not to displease China.

Dr. Li Wenliang was at ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak. He was silenced for trying to alert colleagues about the seriousness of the disease, subsequently contracted Covid-19 from a patient he was treating and died of the illness on February 7th.

Heroes & Zeros: Li Wenliang - The Courageous One

Dr. Li Wenliang was at ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak. He was silenced for trying to alert colleagues about the seriousness of the disease, subsequently contracted Covid-19 from a patient he was treating and died of the illness on February 7...

Christian Drosten is one of the world's most influential virologists and was responsible for the discovery of the infectious agents during the Sars epidemic of 2003. When he speaks, Germans, including Angela Merkel, tend to listen.

Heroes & Zeros: Christian Drosten - The Influential One

Christian Drosten is one of the world's most influential virologists and was responsible for the discovery of the infectious agents during the Sars epidemic of 2003. When he speaks, Germans, including Angela Merkel, tend to listen.

Covid-19 has meant a baptism of fire for the new president of the European Central Bank. After a shaky start she has rebounded to stress the lengths that the ECB will go to to safeguard the European economy.

Heroes & Zeros: Christine Lagarde - The Disciplined One

Covid-19 has meant a baptism of fire for the new president of the European Central Bank. After a shaky start she has rebounded to stress the lengths that the ECB will go to to safeguard the European economy.

We assess how the UK’s prime minister – elected in a landslide victory in December – has handled his first global crisis.

Heroes & Zeros: Boris Johnson - The Chastened One

We assess how the UK’s prime minister – elected in a landslide victory in December – has handled his first global crisis.

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.

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.

The most powerful man in the US has plunged his populace into not just mortal danger but chaos. We look at how.

Heroes & Zeros: Donald J. Trump - The Angry One

The most powerful man in the US has plunged his populace into not just mortal danger but chaos. We look at how.