Why Does Coronavirus Disproportionately Kill Men?

Published by: MCR

Shared article: GQ

There is so much we don’t understand about the novel coronavirus, down to seemingly basic things like how infectious it is and how long social-distancing lockdowns might need to last. One attribute of the virus that has become clear, however, is that more men than women are dying of COVID-19, the infectious disease that coronavirus can cause in humans. This sex pattern has held across countries hit hard by the pandemic—in China, Italy, and France, men have died of COVID-19 at higher rates.

Coronavirus Disproportionately Kill Men