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Why COVID-19 Is Hitting Men Harder Than Women

More men are dying from COVID-19 worldwide than women, and the potential reasons run the gamut from biology to bad habits.  The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 68 percent of deaths related to COVID-19 in Europe have been among men. A study by the Higher Health Institute of Rome found that among Italians hospitalized for the novel coronavirus, 8 percent of men died compared to 5 percent of women. In New York City, men have been dying of coronavirus at almost twice the rate of women. The city's health department reports 43 COVID-19 deaths for every 100,000 men, compared with 23 deaths for every 100,000 women.  Read more....

 

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