Why do men fare worse with Covid?

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It is the first study to look at the immune response of men and women, and it shows that men have a weaker immune response than women. According to Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, senior author of the study, the immune landscape in Covid-19 patients is considerably different between the sexes and that these differences may underlie heightened disease susceptibility in men. Research shows that men are more likely to die from Covid-19 than women are. A new study from Yale gives new clues as to why men fare worse with the coronaviruses.

The new findings are not overly surprising, considering that scientists know that women generally yield faster and stronger immune responses. In order to protect unborn or newborn children, the female body has a greater evolutionary need to fight pathogens.

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