The world has been battling the lethal coronavirus pandemic for months on end – and now a group of nations with one thing in common are coming out on top.
Across the ditch, New Zealand – led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – now has 1504 confirmed COVID-19 cases but has recorded just 21 deaths.Taiwan, led by President Tsai Ing-wen, has 440 cases and has had seven deaths, while Finland – who has 34-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin at the helm, has 6493 confirmed cases and 306 deaths.
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin, pictured during a coronavirus press conference in early May 4. Picture: Emmi Korhonen/Lehtikuva via APSource:APDenmark, under Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, has 11,380 confirmed cases and 561 deaths while Germany, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, has 179,021 confirmed cases with 8203 deaths.
While some of those European numbers might seem high at first glance, they are well below the deadly statistics of other neighbouring nations.In the UK, the death toll stands at 36,124, with Italy recording 32,486 deaths, France 28,218 and Spain 27,940.
As the glaring differences in death tolls and infection rates between nations began to emerge, a string of articles were published praising female leadership during the unprecedented outbreak.In aWashington Postpiece from April 21 titled “Female world leaders hailed as voices of reason amid the coronavirus chaos”, reporters Jennifer Hassan and Siobhán O’Grady argued a number of female world leaders were winning the virus fight.
“They have attracted praise for effective messaging and decisive action, in stark contrast to the bombastic approaches of several of the world’s most prominent male leaders — including some who face criticism for early fumbles that fuelled the spread of the virus,” they wrote.
The article quoted the University of Auckland’s director of the Public Policy Institute, Jennifer Curtin, who said “We might think of this as a halo effect on some women leaders … because we see … a couple of hyper masculine leaders responding in a very aggressive way”.
Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has been praised for her leadership. Picture: Philip Davali/Ritzau Scanpix/AFPSource:AFPGuardianpost which asked “Are female leaders more successful at managing the coronavirus crisis?”That article argued that while many nations led by men – including Australia – had also fared well during the pandemic, “few with female leaders have done badly”.
Oh are you sure you don’t want to add and ‘they did it with a baby on their hip’. To even mention men versus women? Typical women perspective. The real story is that all successful countries have believed the medical guidance,have been pro-active, cautious, have done a full risk assessment. They have had a consistent story, which has been easy to follow and explained the reason y
Female leaders? Assuming gender aren't we? 😂 These are countries that have very little population with relatively low concentrations in cities and also low economic activity. Comparing them with the biggest economy is a bit of a misunderstanding. Socialist thinking is actually simplistic and stupid auspol
Stupid article the sex of the leader does nothing to the outcome They all have an ‘n’ in their name? Gender is real again? Australia has smashed coronavirus too, and we have a conservative and religious male as PM. What a thoroughly unintelligent article. More articles from the work experience girl! Australia has handled the pandemic extremely well with very low fatalities. Feminists can't handle this with a male Prime Minister. I really believe feminism should be classified as a mental illness.
Not a great set of numbers Correlation is never Causation Australia is doing better than New Zealand male leader Austria Whats with the obsession with Jacinda ? Daily propaganda singing her praises Germany has not done well. All else has the same advantage we have. With gnashers like that you could smash absolutely anything 🦷
'Quite a provocative statistic' 🇦🇺♂️🚹 Sorry feminists Australia smashed it and Scomo is a man unless you have reassigned his gender (but he would still be a men regardless). So much butthurt men Oh lordy. This article is a desperate clutch at straws 😂😂😂 Lol all the triggered dudes 😹 It’s the motherly instinct coming out in them 👌🏻
So spit it out, what are you trying to say. Or is it just another money producing bit of journalism. Forget about if it’s true or fiction. The issue is it’s a money spinner and why we don’t believe in what we read or see on TV. Now do Belgium And Australia! They don’t give two fucks about the economy. Is that it
So has Australia. Hmm male leader there, hmmm Sweden hmmm male leader there I reckon the text is a bit misleading, but these leaders have merits for the numbers they achieved so far - a great job coping the virus, specially Germany where their neighbours failed to do the same. Very cherry picked to suit a narrative. There are plenty of countries with male leaders doing well. Australia, Japan, south Korea, iceland...
and Australia ? Ahhh but we wont mention that .media silent ...Well done Scott Morrison Any reason this opinion piece masquerading as news required a repost or are you just clueless at what you've previously served up? Cool, now do one on race, then do one on religion, then one on culture, then one on... rolls dice... Seriously, if you refuse to be journalists, get another job!
So this is somehow attributable to their gender 👍🏻 So spews,com agrees that there is two genders and they are biologically different And Vietnam.... nicholasham1 Even more fun...is reading how this ruffles the men! Cherry picking to suit a narrative; nothing more. You posted this same sexist fakenews story this morning. It failed then too. Because it is just a plain lie. And stolen off a forbes article Im flagging you for fake news.
This left propaganda by the media is so naive as people are very much awaken now. You guys can cry loads. China gave a big shot on its foot. Globalism will be impossible now. I didn’t think it was possible for to get any worse, but here we are! Absolute drivel! 🤢 Ah, but of course, their uteri gave them the brainpower needed to, like, karate chop this virus into oblivion.
What a stupid, sexist story. Shame on you. Would’ve this been said if these were male leaders? This sexist . So has South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory. Are you trying to say the virus is scared of women? 🤔 The sad thing about this story is that it’s not completely true. I think Australia has a lower deaths per million than all of these countries?
Talk about gender baiting Oh piss off Deary me... 🙄 BeBetter Really? Germany is still in the top 10. Finland has a population of roughly 5.5 million and only 500 less cases than us, and Denmark with 11,000 cases and a population of 5.7 million... Are they doing worse than us because of gender? Nope, no one has done better than Australia 🇦🇺
Let’s try this again...is it okay to point out that 4 of the countries are run by white people? Of course not. In the same way pointlessly trying to tie this to female leaders is a little....weird or sexist or something High taxes? I agree. If Britain had still had Maggie Thatcher the UK would never have lost control of the virus. The record of female leaders is definitely better when it comes to pandemics.
Coronavirus UK: One in six Londoners have had COVID-19A stagging number of Londoners have tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19, suggesting around one in six have already contracted the virus. These numbers have been similarly replicated in New York and LA. This whole thing has been a joke. Open up! Staggering....not stagging
Australians wary about rushing to lift COVID-19 restrictions, survey findsOverall concern about the pandemic has dropped to the lowest point in 10 weeks, with 73 per cent of Australians now concerned about coronavirus. rharris334 We can still boost the economy by choosing to keepitlocal with onlineshopping Fear is fair enough...but we must keep the smallbusinessowners afloat during this Covid_19australia crisis!!! Shop local, ONLINE!!! It helps us ALL. rharris334 2 in 3 have an IQ below 100. What's the point of this article? Just 6 new cases of COVID19 y'day from a popn. of 25 Million ppl There's NIL to fear & obviously if there's major increases of infection again then we'llisolate again.Main thing is to keep airports closed, cruises too rharris334 premiers r on TV drilling us to do social distancing so now it is ingrained From now on we avoid crowded queues n small squeezy shops
Coronavirus live updates: Australia's COVID-19 recovery hangs on vaccineCoronavirus live updates: Virgin Australia adds new flights; Canberra builds emergency department in 37 day... Bullshit Don’t you go holding your breath now, ,
New 20 minute COVID-19 test could 'revolutionise' the UK's return to business | Sky News AustraliaA coronavirus test which can give results in 20 minutes is being trialled in the UK as the country's cases continue to soar.\n\nEuronews reporter Trent Murray told Sky News he expects the trial to begin next week “with around 6,000 people taking part”.\n\n“If it’s successful then there’s real hope it can kind of revolutionise the way the UK can get back to business,” he said.\n\n“There’s talk of things like the English Premier League maybe using it to test players before they go on the pitch or hospital staff as well being able to take a test to very quickly be able to tell if they can keep working in the health system or go home and self-isolate.”\n\nImage: AP In the Uk cases are not continuing to soar, we are seeing a dramatic collapse in new infections. Two weeks ago the daily figure was 6111, we're now seeing it drop below 2500.
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