WHY is COVID-19 killing men at a higher rate?*
It has been well-publicized that Covid-19 discriminates by age and by underlying health conditions.
But it has become increasingly apparent that it also discriminates by sex, with men more likely to test positive and more likely to die from the disease.
The trend was first seen in China, where one analysis found a fatality rate of 2.8% in men compared with 1.7% in women.
Since then, the pattern has been mirrored in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Spain.
In Italy, men have accounted for 71% of deaths and, in Spain, data released on Thursday suggests twice as many men as women have died.
So why are men more vulnerable?
Read more including info about smoking rates........ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/26/men-are-much-more-likely-to-die-from-coronavirus-but-why
* Eating fish tank killer is NOT a valid reason.