A health worker wearing protective gear takes care of a coronavirus patient. Photo: AFP A health worker wearing protective gear takes care of a coronavirus patient. Photo: AFP
A health worker wearing protective gear takes care of a coronavirus patient. Photo: AFP
Jenny Graves
Opinion

Opinion

Jenny Graves

Why do more men die from coronavirus than women?

  • The sex bias in Covid-19 deaths is part of a much larger picture of sex differences in genes, chromosomes and hormones
  • In Italy and China deaths of men are more than double those of women. In New York City, men constitute about 61 per cent of patients who die

A health worker wearing protective gear takes care of a coronavirus patient. Photo: AFP A health worker wearing protective gear takes care of a coronavirus patient. Photo: AFP
A health worker wearing protective gear takes care of a coronavirus patient. Photo: AFP
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