World's 25 Greatest Leaders: Heroes of the pandemic

No disease in living memory has posed as great a threat to global health and livelihoods as the novel coronavirus. But since its earliest days, the battle against SARS-CoV-2 has also spurred countless people to tremendous acts of resourcefulness, courage, and compassion. We’re devoting our seventh annual leaders’ list to those who have rallied the world behind them in this decisive moment, including inspirational figures from the medical community—some of whom led by example even at the cost of their lives.