People wearing masks buy food at a market in Metro Manila, Philippines. Photo: AP

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Are men more vulnerable to coronavirus infection?

  • In Italy, an analysis of more than 127,700 Covid-19 cases found that 52.9 per cent of all infected people were men and 47.1 per cent women
  • Poor hygiene habits and smoking are some of the possible factors that explain why men are more frequently hit by the illness
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People wearing masks buy food at a market in Metro Manila, Philippines. Photo: AP
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