By Sarah Wong Canada’s economic response plan to COVID-19 has helped many individuals stay financially afloat these past few months. Despite this, Lisa Rupert, Director of Housing Services and Violence Prevention for YWCA, states that the pandemic has differentially impacted women without Canadian legal status.
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By Leah Nairn In Chicago, Black people make up 30% of the total population, but account for 70% of those killed by COVID-19 (1). These statistics are echoed in cities across the United States of America. In Canada, we only recently began collecting race-related data on COVID-19, but can assume that the statistics would lean in a similar direction (2).
By Grace Martin As of May 22nd 2020, women make up 55% of COVID-19 cases in Canada . A different trend is seen in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and ICU admissions, where the majority of patients are male (54% and 64%, respectively).