CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women - WINCARS 2020; 5(03): 271-273
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718505

Women in COVID-19 Pandemic: Influential Leadership is the Need of the Hour

Poonam Malhotra Kapoor
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardio Thoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Since its initial spread, the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing forth new challenges for medical personnel as well as the general public.

Shakespeare referred to women as the “fairer sex..” This is ironic, considering the unfair situations women find themselves in in society today! Surprisingly, the Coronavirus is treating women more kindly than their male counterparts! Is it better immunity, by virtue of the “X chromosomes effect,” or is it, the innate ability in the females of all mammal species to cope with stress much better than their male counterparts? Let us debate as to how women are indeed stronger than men in stressful times!

Publication History

Publication Date:
09 October 2020 (online)

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