Why the coronavirus is killing more men than women

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  • The novel coronavirus pandemic leads to severe COVID-19 in some patients, with men being more likely to die than women.
  • Available data suggests that lifestyle choices as well as preexisting health conditions, which may themselves be related to riskier behavior, puts more men at risk of dying of COVID-19 than women.
  • Better coronavirus statistics reporting would help craft health policies that could improve the treatment of severe COVID-19 cases.
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Health officials who have studied the novel coronavirus since the first cases appeared in China have concluded that most people who get COVID-19 will recover from the disease, and some will not even experience any symptoms. But the virus is life-threatening for many categories of patients, including the elderly and people who have various preexisting conditions. From the early days, epidemiologists said that COVID-19 kills more men than women, but there was no definitive answer as to why that happens. What’s worse is that countries that are already experiencing an increasing number of cases aren’t keeping track of this critical factor when reporting statistics. Accurate gender data could help doctors better understand the high-risk categories of patients and adapt screening, testing, and treatment methods accordingly.

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