COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak

COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak

Author: Clare Wenham

Policies and public health efforts have not addressed the gendered impacts of disease outbreaks. In this article Clare Wenham and colleagues discuss how the response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) appears no different. Recognising the extent to which disease outbreaks affect women and men differently is a fundamental step to understanding the primary and secondary effects of a health emergency on different individuals and communities, and for creating effective, equitable policies and interventions.

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