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Coronavirus Has Exposed Global Leadership Crisis, Milken Says

Commuters At Luz Train Station As Brazil Tops 5 Million Infections
Photographer: Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg

The coronavirus pandemic has shown there’s a leadership deficit around the world, according to a survey which said more people trust companies over their governments to keep economies going during the crisis.

Over 70% of citizens around the globe say they are experiencing the lowest point in their nation’s history, while nearly two-thirds say their leaders are out of touch or “don’t really care what happens” to them, the Milken Institute and the Harris Poll said in a report. More than 29,000 people from 27 countries participated in the ‘The Listening Project’ survey between February and October.