Do men fare worse with Covid-19?

Dawn | Apr 8, 2020 at 9:18 PM
  • Death and infection tolls from the Covid-19 pandemic spreading around the world point to men being more likely than women to contract the disease and to suffer severe or critical complications if they do.
  • In many countries, smoking rates are higher among men than women, and smoking is a known risk factor for many other life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease and cancer.
  • The sex differential in smoking is particularly marked in China, where 50pc of men smoke.