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  • Title
    Prime Minister
  • Affiliation
    Ireland

Closing out his term in the midst of the crisis—his party lost in February’s election—Varadkar has tackled the situation with aplomb, canceling Saint Patrick’s Day festivities and closing schools, pubs, and other establishments without hesitation. But what has really impressed is his willingness to put himself on the front lines: A doctor by training, Varadkar is now working half a day per week assessing patients for the virus.