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By Saradha | Apr 27, 2020 12:43 PM

COVID-19 cases that have been reported so far, highlight that the mortality rate and severity rate of the virus is higher among men than women patients. A research done by researchers from the University of Texas, the Houston Methodist Research Institute and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, reveals that the impact of COVID-19 is unequal among the two genders. 

Are Men more Prone To COVID-19 than Women?

The study took various factors into consideration.  Some of which includes, the genetic structure of the two sexes and habits determining their susceptibility to the infection.

The World Health Organization in its April 19 weekly surveillance report for Europe, highlighted that 63 per cent of all COVID-19 related deaths was reported by male Patients. 

A report released by COVID-19 Surveillance Group also hinted that out of the total Coronavirus deaths reported in Italy, only 29.1 per cent were women. 

A Study by the University of Texas, The Houston Methodist Research Institute and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center analysed data from previous epidemics such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS, 2002-03) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS, 2012). The study notes that "in terms of mortality, males had increased deaths compared to females from MERS, SARS-CoV,and SARS-CoV2 (Covid-19)."

“There is statistically significant evidence in these studies strongly hinting at possible sex differences in the immune response. A significant number of pre-existing illnesses in men associated with smoking habits and cardiovascular disease could be another factor influencing these results”, India Today cited in its report on the subject.

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