In this article published by STAT News, Melinda Gates explains, “How many women have died of Covid-19? How many women have lost their jobs in the economic crisis it created? And how many have had to stop working because schools and day cares have closed and now have to take on unforeseen and added child care responsibilities? I don’t know the full answer to any of these questions. No one does. When it comes to the pandemic and its effect on women, too often we just don’t have the numbers…The world’s COVID-19 response is based on incomplete and sexist data. We need more and better data to understand the pandemic’s effect on women and girls. Here’s what countries can do.”   Read the full article here.