The pandemic coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has dominated the news. Many of us are contemplating what we can do to reduce risks and prevent transmission, given recent estimates that 30 to 70 percent of people in Canada could become infected.
But have we considered the gendered impacts of coronavirus in Canada?
Any emergency or disaster is experienced differently by different genders, and it’s not just a matter of biology, infection rates, and severity of illness. The gendered experience of coronavirus is grounded in gender inequalities that impact all of us
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