Found a couple of fascinating articles on women, vaccine hesitancy and the failure of the health industry in taking women's health concerns seriously, both originally published almost a year ago.
If women are hesitant about the vaccine, it's because the health industry hasn't earned their trust | Arwa Mahdawi | The Guardian
Some items of note are:
- anti-vaxers are mostly women
- women’s health problems are massively under-researched
- many women experience their health concerns dismissed by doctors
- research trials weren’t required to include women because women’s bodies were considered too complex and hormonal
Made me curious as to the NZ vaccination stats by sex, but there are none. We get stats by DHB, by age, by day, by group, but nothing by sex.
Now that we've been talking about vaccine passports and firing teachers and medical staff who refuse vaccination, it made me wonder how the media talking heads would handle talking about forcing women to get vaccinated the way they do gangs or certain areas of South Auckland.
What about the potential side effects of increased menstrual bleeding, would men such as Jack Tame be fronting this, telling women that it's alright, a heavier period is small price to pay to protect the rest of the country from covid?