Countries led by women had nearly half the COVID-19 deaths of men-led ones, study says

A review of 194 countries fighting against the coronavirus reveals that women-led countries such as New Zealand and Germany have fared “significantly” better than countries led by men.

The research, which has yet to be peer reviewed, shows that initial policy responses during the first quarter of the pandemic in female-led countries have saved nearly two times more lives than those run by males despite having similar numbers of cases, according to the preprint published on the Social Science Research Network.

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