Here's why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women

Article here. Excerpt:

'In countries such as Italy, men represent nearly 60% of people who tested positive for the virus and more than 70% of those who have died, according to the country's National Health Institute (ISS). Even in countries like South Korea, where the proportion of women who have tested positive for the virus is higher than that of men, about 54% of the reported deaths are among men.
Comprehensive data about those who have gotten sick could help inform more effective responses to the crisis. But public health researchers say that when governments such as the United States either don't collect, or don't publish their data, it's impossible for experts to gain an accurate sense of what's going on.

But across the countries for which we have data - spanning nearly a quarter of the world's population - we found that men were 50% more likely than women to die after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
While necessarily partial and incomplete, the results highlight what public health experts have been warning for some time, theorizing that it is not only biology but also gendered behaviors -- the different ways in which men and women conduct their lives -- which may play a significant role in the different mortality rate for respiratory diseases.'

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... for any reason, you can be sure it'd be headlines the world over.

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My local paper had an article on how the virus is worse for minorities than whites--in part, because many don't speak English.

I have yet to see in that same paper any mention that it's also worse for men. That would portray men in a sympathetic light that can only be shone on certain groups--and men are not among those groups.

I suspect one reason men fare worse is they're more likely to soldier on in the crisis than women. When the going gets tough, the men keep going.

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