Women Suffering Pandemic Fatigue More Than Men

By Yeong Pey Jung

March 2022 FEATURE
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TWO YEARS ON and with the emergence of new Covid-19 variants, pandemic fatigue has well and fully set in for Malaysians, leaving many vulnerable to burnouts.[1] In the health sector especially, where there is an overrepresentation of female doctors, at 61.2% to 38.8% of male doctors; and female nurses, at 97% to 3% of male nurses according to the Ministry of Health in 2013; it was found that women are significantly more susceptible to burnouts. [2]Gender inequalities in the different...

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Yeong Pey Jung

is a senior analyst with the Socioeconomics and Statistics Programme at Penang Institute. She is a reading enthusiast and is surgically attached to her Kindle.