Men accounted for over 70 percent of coronavirus victims in Italy.
The Daily Mail cites data from the Italian Health Research Agency, which warned that the infection affects and kills men in the first place.
About the same thing was observed in China, where two-thirds of the deceased patients were males.
Scientists cannot explain this phenomenon, it is assumed that women are endowed by nature with stronger immunity and suffer less from long-term complications. It is known that the body of women copes with stress and hunger better. It has been observed that when vaccinated against influenza in women, more antibodies are produced.
In China, the vulnerability of men was explained by the fact that they smoke more often and consume more alcohol than women. In Italy, 25 percent of men and 15 percent of women smoke.
And now, medical experts are considering men as the most vulnerable group in society.
“Honestly, today we don’t know why men are so severely affected by a coronavirus, and why this trend is most evident in Italy,” said Sabra Klein, professor at Johns Hopkins University, in an interview with Washington Post.