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Melinda Gates, COVID and Women

Historically, infectious diseases and outbreaks disproportionately affect marginalized communities, and Covid-19 is no exception–targeting Black Americans at an increasingly disproportionate rate. However, across the globe, the “silent toll” lies in the negative long-term effects for women’s lives and livelihoods. Economists predict that jobs held by women are 1.8x more likely to be cut during this pandemic than jobs held by men.


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