"The factors responsible for successful pandemic responses have been state capacity, social trust, and leadership. Countries with all three—a competent state apparatus, a government that citizens trust and listen to, and effective leaders—have performed impressively, limiting the damage they have suffered. Countries with dysfunctional states, polarized societies, or poor leadership have done badly, leaving their citizens and economies exposed and vulnerable."
On those criteria, Africa should have performed worse than Europe and North America but dia ris God o! Fukuyama is a fan of western modernity but he is not aware of the efficacy of indigenous knowledge systems such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Africana drug-free medicine.
The western democracies that have done better also happen to be the ones with affordable healthcare for all similar to socialist countries. Western democracy is not based on trust for leaders but on accountability.