Covid-19: Virus kills more men than women

Source : 112 Ukraine

Women have stronger immune systems and are less likely to develop certain types of cancer than men
14:20, 20 December 2020

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According to statistics, in most countries, men die from Covid-19 much more often than women. It was reported by BBC.

In particular, as of November 30, three-quarters of registered deaths were among men in Yemen, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malawi, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Turkey, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan and Hong Kong, this figure is approximately 62%. Among the countries with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths, the proportion of male deaths was 64% in India and Mexico, 58% in Brazil and 54% in the United States.

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However, data suggests that the same number of men and women were infected with Covid-19.

It is noted that women have stronger immune systems and are less likely to develop certain types of cancer than men. The data also suggests that women are more resistant to developing cardiovascular disease, disability, and certain viral infections.

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In order to determine whether gender is a risk factor for coronavirus infection, it will be necessary to conduct extensive research. This will require the sequencing of the genomes of a large number of people in whom the disease has developed in severe and mild forms. However, other non-genetic factors, such as age, comorbidities, behavior and socioeconomic conditions, and the person's standard of living should also be considered.

As we reported earlier, Covid-19 can lead to the development of myocarditis.

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