Why Are Males at Greater Risk of Death from Covid-19? Science Has No Answers

The mortality rate has been higher among men than women, but researchers still do not know the exact reasons.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study published in China shows that the mortality rate for men infected by the novel coronavirus is 2.8 percent, higher than that for women, which is 1.7 percent. Data from other countries - Italy, Spain, France, Germany, South Korea and Iran - confirm the trend towards greater vulnerability in the male public.

Italy, one of the countries with the most deaths from the disease called covid-19, reported that men represented 71 percent of fatal victims.

According to the British newspaper The Guardian, experts are not yet sure why the mortality rate is higher for . . .

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