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Where the women aren’t: on coronavirus task forces

There are 27 members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Only two are women: Dr. Deborah Birx and Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It’s a gender breakdown that’s echoed around the world. For example, 10 of the 31 members and advisers of the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee on COVID-19 are women, and of the 25 members of the WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19, 20% are women…

Gharib, Malaka. (2020) “Where The Women Aren’t: On Coronavirus Task Forces.” National Public Radio, 24 June 2020.