Join the online lecture on 26th October on COVID-19: What is a pandemic teaching us about the impact of sex and gender on health? Sabine Oertelt-Prigione MD, PhD., MScPH will lead the lecture organized by the Centre for Gender and Science.
Most of the currently available data worldwide is showing us that more men a dying of COVID-19, while more women are getting infected. Immunological differences might play a significant role in this as well as differences in pre-existing conditions. In addition, exposure patterns, testing criteria, case definitions and access to healthcare might modify these patterns. In addition to the consequences of the acute infection, COVID-19 is significantly impacting economies, social systems and political priorities.
The lecturer will try to give a general overview of the current situation, starting from a medical standpoint and moving into the wider social consequences of this pandemic. I will highlight how the lack of attention to sex and gender can impact statistics, potential therapies and vaccines, livelihoods and the healthcare sector as a whole.