Dr. Shaheen Shariff Comments on Women Front Line Workers (CTV News)

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Published: 12Mar2021

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, DISE, was recently interviewed on CTV News on the women who work in the front-line jobs in the fight against COVID-19 and how they have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

“Young women in the medical field who might have young families, they're exposed to the virus to a much great extent in the hospitals,” said Dr. Shaheen Shariff. “Many of the front-line workers are from marginalized socio-economic groups, where they're living in very crowded areas. They can't get away from people, they can't isolate. Many of them have to take public transport.”

Sharif is on a McGill research team that is sharing their research the university's IMPACTS website. What they have found is that the stress on women “is palpable.”

Read the full CTV News article here.

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