Tages-Anzeiger: Why women are at greater risk of infection at work

Tages-Anzeiger: Почему женщины подвержены большему риску заражения на работе

Analysis of the data shows that the greater the share of women in the profession, the higher the risk of infection, reports the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger.

“In the fight against Sars-CoV-2 on the shoulders of women is a huge burden, whether nurses or doctors. Women in most cases, every day, sitting behind the counter in supermarkets or watching the children in the group day stay”.

“The fact that women are at greater risk compared to men, display and analysis of data. The basis for it, based on data from the U.S. Department of labor. The office maintains a database of more than a thousand professions. For each occupation there are two measures: risk of contact with the disease while working and physical proximity to other people.”

“The analysis shows that the more women in the profession, the higher the susceptibility to disease and infection, respectively. The risk for women by a quarter than the risk for men. Moreover, typically, the more at risk someone who earns less”, – the newspaper notes.

Particularly at risk are typical female occupations with low income, in particular, and nurses, the article says.

Data were collected to coronaries is a common risk indicators in different professions, but now they are as relevant as ever, writes the edition. Although during the pandemic and adopted more strict protective measures, the staff is experiencing increased stress, women with chronic diseases have to go to work, means of protection become scarce.

The fact that women are in a more precarious position, and show the official data of the Federal office for public health Switzerland. “According to them, 53% of all infected in Switzerland are women. It is possible that this is due to the affected professions. Why, however, die more than men, is unclear. According to one hypothesis, women have a stronger immune system, and men have more comorbidities, as they lead less healthy lifestyles, drink more alcohol and smoke more. Besides, according to one study, women are more dependent on public transport. It is also a risk factor,” reports Tages-Anzeiger.