Ironically, while women perform this extra work around preparing for and dealing with the consequences of coronavirus, the White House’s coronavirus task force, a Mike Pence-led coalition focusing on preventing the spread of COVID-19, is entirely male. That lack of representation means less understanding of how coronavirus will impact women and the w…
Yup. Women make up 70-80% of the U.S. health-care workforce, but they’re underrepresented in leadership, according to the NIH.
According to Susan Wood, director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health at George Washington University, the lack of women in the coronavirus task force “is not for there being a lack of qualified women in public health.”
Want to know the kicker? In the cases of evacuations or quarantines, supplies such as diapers and baby formula are often included — but menstrual supplies are often forgotten. No women at the table. Just more same old, same old.