While anyone can contract COVID-19, data corroborate the claim that more men have died from the coronavirus than women.
Professor Sarah Hawkes, director of the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health, said, “The honest answer is none of us know what’s causing the difference.” Various explanations ranging from smoking, drinking and behavioural factors such as washing hands less or more fundamental biological differences have been hypothesized upon, but no single explanation for this discrepancy has been proven. Ultimately, Hawkes said that biology, lifestyle, and behaviour are all likely to play a role.
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