Floundering leaders found wanting in Covid-19 test
Pandemic shows flaws of premiers ranging from Donald Trump to Xi Jinping and Angela Merkel’s strengths
London — If a leader has a political weakness, the novel coronavirus is finding it.
It’s too early to score countries on their overall responses to a pandemic whose life cycle is likely to be measured in years. Yet it’s clear already that some used the time they had to prepare and act in the critical, early stage of the outbreak far less well than others...