Men are being hit harder by COVID-19 than their female counterparts, according to a new study.
“Women have a better response to infections than men do,” Dr. Richard Pomerantz, of Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital. “Their immune system is more revved up to deal with infection.”
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While men and women are equally as likely to contract Coronavirus, one analysis of 5,700 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New York City showed that more than 60% were men.
Doctors say a woman’s estrogen level also helps fight the disease allowing them to recover from COVID-19 faster, leaving less complications to come up.
As a result, doctors are urging men to be extra vigilant in taking precautions.
Source: CBS Baltimore
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