By mid-October, the coronavirus had killed almost 17,000 more American men than women, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. AD“If you look at the data across the world, there are as many men as women that are infected. The male immune responseWomen generally have stronger immune systems, thanks to sex hormones, as well as chromosomes packed with immune-related genes. ADBroadly speaking, men may be less likely to be worried about covid-19 than women, fitting the pattern that women generally treat health risks more seriously. “It is undoubtedly a mixture of both biology and behavior” responsible for the health differences in men and women, she said.
Source: Washington Post October 17, 2020 16:18 UTC