The war against Covid-19 is being fought on many fronts. Political declarations, action plans, lock-down strategies... Leaders League takes an in-depth look at the weapons being used to prosecute this war and gives practical examples from countries which have successfully battled the virus.
Much of the world has spent the last seven weeks in some sort of lockdown. We spotlight a few countries planning to lift theirs.
Uruguay has so far been able to stave off widespread contagion from Covid-19, thanks to large-scale testing and, it would appear, citizens’ common sense.
The first place to indicate that the virus had spread beyond the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong had phenomenal success in bringing the outbreak on its territory under control, and did so without resorting to a total lockdown. Testing, high-tech monitori...
Fast reactions and a highly efficient healthcare system have allowed the continent’s number one economic power to limit the damage of Covid-19. This has allowed Germany to relax its lockdown ahead of other countries, even if that has not exactly gone...
No large-scale testing, no smartphone tracing… and no deaths from Covid-19. The success of Vietnam’s low-tech response is analogous to a field-hospital amputation – extreme but effective.
China was the first nation to suffer the impact of the coronavirus but its tendency to use intrusive surveillance and its past experiences during the Sars outbreak meant it was better-placed than many countries to tackle the pandemic
Japan quickly brought the spread of Covid-19 under control, however, after taking a less hardline approach than other Asian natons, a state of emergency was eventually declared following pressure from doctors and the general public.
Israel, which realized quicker than most the danger posed by Covid-19, took swift, decisive action. In doing so it bypassed the Knesset and gave carte blanche to the security forces.
By early February, South Korea was expected to be the epicenter of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Three months later, this has not transpired. The country took the necessary measures very quickly, all without resorting to a drastic lockdown.
Rapid isolation, massive production of masks, digital tracking, mistrust of China, these are the main reasons why this country of 24 million barely more than 100 miles off the coast of mainland China has only recorded six deaths linked to Covid-19. L...
The debate around masks has been going on all through society since the beginning of the health crisis. Classic surgical masks, visors, etc… Leaders league gives you an overview of this form of protection. Will they soon be mandatory everywhere?
Artificial respirators (or ventilators) are essential in cases of respiratory distress syndrome, which is the main complication of Covid-19. There was a very short supply of these respirators at the beginning of the epidemic. They are now being mass-...
With no fewer than 150 vaccine projects ongoing worldwide, the race to find a vaccine for Covid-19 is well and truly underway. The search for the prize is a both a scientific and geopolitical challenge.
There are 460 clinical trials of coronavirus treatments currently underway across the globe. The net has been cast wide, existing drugs are being tested and adapted as the long wait for new ones goes on.
Temperature checks have been in place in many Asian countries for years, especially at airports. With Covid-19 they are set to become a fact of life in the West too.
Much conjecture remains concerning the subject of Covid-19 immunity. This cannot stand if a coherent immunity strategy is to be found in the weeks and months ahead. And for immunity to be an effective long-term weapon in the war on Covid-19, certain...