Female voices ‘drowned out’ in reporting on Covid-19, report finds
Analysis of stories across six countries including UK found fewer than a fifth of experts quoted on the pandemic were women
So, what is the male/female count of known and noted experts in epidemiology then?
A split of 1 to 4 at the top end of a science doesn’t sound too awry from reality.
Whether that should be the split at the top of science is one thing. But reporting should reflect fact, no?
Each woman’s voice in news coverage of the crisis is “drowned out” by at least three men, it said.
The report, commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and examining the UK, US, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and India, said women have been “locked out” of coronavirus decision making at a national level in five of the countries.
Bill might want to have a word with Melinda on what that money’s being spent upon.