Nine Sheroes That Have Emerged During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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As the news cycle disproportionately focuses on how white men are leading the fight against the coronavirus, Ms. has found hope in female leaders across the globe.

From pushing listeners to stay safe and healthy, to starting campaigns to provide relief or aid in light of COVID-19, to addressing the federal government’s flaws, these sheroes are fighting the pandemic with power and grace.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Gov. Whitmer became governor in 2018, and rose to the spotlight after delivering the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union in February. She has fought broadly for health care access, from expanding Medicaid to protecting those with pre-existing conditions.

Our favorite coronavirus-related action: Speaking out about the federal government’s failure to do enough to combat the virus,…

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