Female leaders have been better at tackling Covid-19, says ECB chief

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Female leaders have been better at tackling Covid-19, says ECB chief

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Female leaders are doing a better job of handling the coronavirus crisis than men, the European Central Bank’s Christine Lagarde has said, praising them for honest communication and for showing they care.

The differences in policies and communication in countries led by women were “quite stunning”, she said in an interview with the Washington Post. “I am going to be extremely biased. I’m not going to be a central banker at this very moment but I would say that for myself I’ve learned that women tend to do a better job,” she said.

Lagarde, the ECB’s first female president, singled out the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, for particular praise. She cited Merkel’s science-based approach as an example of how “very honest, transparent” explanations of coronavirus data and infection rates helped members of the public appreciate why masks, social distancing and confinement measures were necessary.

Click here to read the full article published by The Guardian on 22 July 2020.

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