Women Cited Far Less In Global Coronavirus Coverage, Experts Say

Washington Post: Women are systematically excluded from global coronavirus coverage, experts say
“…In coverage of the coronavirus, female scientists and doctors are cited far less frequently than their male counterparts, according to multiple multicountry studies. And when women are vocal, as with other policy debates and key areas of coverage, they often face online harassment and second-guessing of their expertise, several female scientists told The Washington Post. The consequences are far-reaching. The marginalization of female experience and expertise colors the information available to policymakers forming coronavirus responses — which means interests and issues important to women may get underprioritized…” (Berger, 10/8).

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