Men may be more at risk than women of getting severe symptoms or dying from COVID-19.

COVID-19 does not discriminate in terms of who can be infected, but studies so far indicate that mortality rates are higher among men than women. It is still unclear why there are such stark differences but potential explanations include:

Source: WHO - Epi Data (Week 13)

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Editor’s notes

Author: Sian White
Reviewed by: Jane Wilbur,Bethany Caruso, Pryia Nath, Chelsea Huggett
Last updated: 11.5.2020

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