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OHS Canada: A tale of 2 pandemics

COVID-19 is impacting women disproportionately more than men

August 13, 2020  by OHS Canada

COVID-19 is affecting more than health-care systems and economic markets — it’s also having an especially detrimental impact on women. (valentinrussanov/Getty images)

When reviewing statistics on where the world is at in terms of gender parity, one can see that no single society has yet to achieve equality between women and men. And now the COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying existing inequalities and gender gaps.

The truth is, the pandemic is impacting women disproportionately more than men. This phenomenon can be referred to as the tale of two pandemics — or more specifically, the pandemic the health-care system and economic markets are dealing with, and the pandemic women are experiencing.

Read more on OHS Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.