• Why does virus hit men harder?

    Why does virus hit men harder?

    Published Date : 27-Aug-2020 8:50:52 IST

    Older men are up to twice as likely to become severely sick and to die from the coronavirus as women of the same age. Why? The first study to look at immune response by sex has turned up a clue: Men produce a weaker immune response to the virus than women, the researchers concluded. The findings, published on Wednesday in Nature, suggest that men, particularly those over 60, may need to depend more on vaccines to protect against the infection.

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