Males dominate COVID-19 decision making

Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post

October 14, 2020

Males dominate COVID-19 decision making


Who drives global and national COVID-19 decisions? Mostly males, according to a new study and commentary by an international group of researchers.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world looked to hastily established expert task forces to develop public health policy and strategies to mitigate the impact of the new coronavirus.

The authors of a new article in the BMJ Global Health recently analyzed the gender composition of decision making bodies and task forces from 87 countries. 

In their scathing commentary, the collaborators from across the globe point to a dichotomy between those who make decisions and the demographics that these decisions affect.

Click here to read the full article published by Medical News Today on 12 October 2020.

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