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Coronavirus: Why are Men More Affected by COVID-19 than Women?

In women, there is lower mortality and vulnerability rate while comparing to men due to the pandemic situation of COVID-19. Three different research publications affirmed this gender-difference analysis. Although, the reasons for such affirmation varies in all the three research publications. All these publications gave multiple answers for “Why are Men More Affected by COVID-19 than Women?”

“In men, the rate of mortality is 50% or higher than women”, says Wenham et. al.  In the earlier cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), this gender differences also came to light.

Researches Implicating Reasons for: “Why are Men More Affected by COVID-19 than Women?”

Women’s Adherence to COVID-19 Protocols is More than Men.

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 Level Might be the Possible Cause for Vulnerability of Men to COVID-19.

X-Chromosome may be Another Reason for Susceptibility of Men to COVID-19.


There have been no such gender-biased or specific recommendations for the treatment and management of patients infected by the novel coronavirus.

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