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LACK OF LEADERSHIP IN RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)Lack of Leadership in Responding to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)Student’s NameInstitutionCourseInstructorDate
2LACK OF LEADERSHIP IN RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)AbstractCoronavirus disease (COVID-19) is currently one of the most topics discussed around theworld. However, leadership has failed in responding to the disease, which is spreading at analarming rate. This research paper discusses how a lack of leadership has impacted theeffectiveness of response measures. The research paper utilizes a cross-sectional study designseeking to understand the impacts of poor leadership. In the study, 100 questionnaires weredistributed and completed at a rate of 85%. The research question in this study was: What is theimpact of ineffective leadership in responding to the Covid-19 crisis? The primary objective ofthis paper is, therefore, answering the question.
3LACK OF LEADERSHIP IN RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)Background of the ProblemCoronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been defined as a SARS (Severe Acute RespiratorySyndrome). It is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The conditionhas been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. This is due to the high numberof infected individuals in almost all places around the globe. Infected individuals experiencemild or moderate respiratory illness and may recover without special care or treatment. However,elderly individuals or the ones with compromised immunity or who have underlying medicalconditions are likely to develop severe illness that may result in death. The history ofcoronaviruses began in 1960s and was discovered to be associated with the majority ofrespiratory tract infections in children and adults. The Covid-19 virus firs emerged as amysterious disease reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and the infection have currentlyspread around the world (World Health Organization2020). Italy and China are the most hitcountries with a record of more than six hundred deaths in Italy in a single day.The primary challenge in the process of controlling the spread of this disease is the lackof effective leadership both in the healthcare and political systems. The perfect period to learnabout the effectiveness of the leadership is observing how our leaders handle the crisis like theone caused by the Covid-19 (Mossa-Basha et al., 2019). Currently, most of the world leaders areattempting to reactively contain the spread of the contagious disease which is spreading similarto a world fire. They are actively performing two roles by preparing the countries for theimminent risks and avoid the incitements that may cause panic to the citizens keeping in mind

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