APH COVID-19 in the media: APH researcher Petra Verdonk on ZonMw.nl about gender differences in times of Corona

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De worldwide outbreak of the corona virus COVID-19 has consequences for all of us. But are there any differences in impact between men and women? ZonMw asked prof. dr. Sabine Oertelt-Pringione from the Radboudumc, and APH-researcher dr. Petra Verdonk, associate professor Gender and Diversity (Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc) and secretary of the Dutch Society Gender & Health to share their knowledge. Both researchers agree in their main message to the government that when decisions about measures for short- and long-term are made, gender and diversity should be taken into account. Which men and women in the Dutch population are hit the hardest in this crisis and why? The focus should not only be on health, but also on the social impact of this pandemic.

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