Women may be feeling the ramifications of pandemic for ‘decades to come’

National Organization for Women (NOW) president Christian Nunes tells Yahoo Life: “From physical and emotional health impacts to economic [ones], the cost of this pandemic is taking the greatest toll on women because of existing gender inequalities that have been exacerbated.” She continues: “When it comes to health, women, especially low-income women of color, immigrant communities, and domestic violence survivors are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. These populations are at higher risk for contracting the virus because of their inability to self-isolate and are also unable to access essential services and medical care because of discriminatory policies and systems.