Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja aka Shailaja Teacher has been named as the winner of World’s Top 50 Thinkers Thinkers of COVID-19 Age by UK-based Prospect Magazine.
Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand is ranked second in the list that was prepared from the result of a public ballot.
“So deft was her handling of a 2018 outbreak of the deadly Nipah disease that it was commemorated in a film, Virus. In 2020, she was the right woman in the right place. When Covid-19 was still “a China story” in January, she not only accurately foresaw its inevitable arrival, but also fully grasped the implications,” the magazine wrote about the Kerala Health Minister.
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