Fact Check: Are women leaders managing Covid better than male leaders?

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I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 122 days and have written 191 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 122 days.

There’s something doing the rounds on WhatsApp and other chat apps about how female leaders are managing the Covid pandemic better than male leaders.

I decided to do a FACT CHECK and studied data on 16 countries. Taiwan was left out as its data — like China’s — is quite unbelievable.

My findings are presented in the Table.

Though the hypothesis is more or less correct, two leaders buck the trend — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has done better than 7 of the 8 women leaders in the study; and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, who has done worse than 5 of the 8 male leaders.

I hope you found this study interesting.


  • South Africa overtook Iran to reach the No.10 rank in cases (it was at No. 17 just 10 days ago)
  • Indonesia and Iraq overtook Sweden to become the 25th and 26th countries to cross 75,000 cases
  • Colombia and Ecuador became the 20th and 21st countries to cross 5000 deaths


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LATEST UPDATES (at 2:15 pm UTC; 12 July 2020):

  • The world has crossed 12.894 million cases
  • The global death toll is over 568,500
  • With 866,997 cases and 22,980 deaths. India is No.3 in the world in cases and No.8 in deaths. Maharashtra state, with 254,427 cases and 10,289 deaths, would rank No.12 in cases and No.12 in deaths if it were a country
  • 4 countries have crossed 700,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 11 countries have crossed 250,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
  • 18 countries have crossed 150,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
  • 21 countries have crossed 100,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
  • 37 countries have crossed 50,000 cases (up from 8 on April 3)
  • 53 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
  • 2 countries have crossed 70,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 7 countries have crossed 25,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 11 countries have crossed 10,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 21 countries have crossed 5,000 deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
  • 26 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
  • 40 countries have crossed 1,000 deaths (up from 10 on April 3)



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