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Why are more men dying from coronavirus than women? Here’s what the experts say

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As coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to sweep through the world, daily reports show that more men are dying from the killer virus than women.

A research published by China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that the death rate among men is 2.8% compared with 1.7% for women and the research suggests the trend will continue despite men and women being infected at similar rates.

According to Sabra Klein, a scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the pattern—men faring worse than women—is consistent with other viral respiratory infections. “Women fight them off better,” she said.

Officials noticed this gender difference during the SARS and MERS outbreaks as well, according to Caryn Rabin. For instance, research found that in 2003 more women were infected by SARS in Hong Kong, but men died at rates 50% higher than women. And during the MERS outbreak, 32% of men died of the infection compared with 25.8% of women, Caryn Rabin reports

Why is the virus killing more men than women?

Below are few reasons highlighted by some experts about why more men die from the killer virus than women.

Women have a heightened immune response

Research on previous outbreaks shows that women have stronger immune responses to coronavirus.

According to Janine Clayton, director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at NIH, “There’s something about the immune system in females that is more exuberant,” but researchers have yet to figure out what that is.

Some researchers think the higher level of estrogen, which contributes to immunity, and the fact that women have two X chromosomes, which carry immune-related genes, could factor into women’s heightened immune response.

For instance, in one experiment, researchers exposed mice to SARS and found male mice were more susceptible to the infection and were slower to clear the virus. They also died at higher rates and experienced more lung damage, according to Stanley Perlman, senior author of the study and a professor of microbiology at the University of Iowa.

However, when the researchers blocked estrogen in the female mice and removed their ovaries, they were more likely to die from the virus. Blocking testosterone in the male mice on the other hand had no effect on the death rate.

Men and women have different health behaviors, conditions

Patients’ existing health conditions and health behaviors can make them more susceptible to the virus, and increase their risk of death, Caryn Rabin reports.

When it comes to health behaviors, Caryn Rabin writes, China has the largest population of smokers in the world at 316 million people, but while more than 50% of Chinese men smoke, only about 2% of Chinese women partake in the behavior.

Chinese men also have higher rates of high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than women, all of which can increase the risk of complications and death from a coronavirus infection, Caryn Rabin reports.
According to a few unpublished Chinese studies, patients with delayed coronavirus diagnosis or who had pneumonia at the time of their diagnosis have an increased risk of death. And one study suggests men may be waiting to seek care, as they were more likely than women to present at hospitals with the disease at a more advanced stage.

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JustIn: Churches,Mosques,Student’s Of Final Year Are Now Open

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The president of Ghana on addressing the public on 31st may 2020 around 10:00 pm based on the covid19 Pandemic issues made mention of opening churches & mosques which is also a forlorn of social gathering.

He continued saying not that churches and mosques are open does mean the safety precaution are not going to be used. We should still observe the safety measure to eschew the spread of the virus.

This action take legitimate effect on 15th june with not more than spending an hour in the Churches or mosques. The maximum number of congregations should not exceed 100 – Nana Addo Dankwa Speaks.

We closed schools,universities, churches, and mosques to reduce the social gathering spreading of the Covid 19 And also for us to learn more on this virus as I used media to educate the peoples on how harmful the virus is.

He continued announcing,All final years student who are about to write their final exams are to report to their various institutions starting from 5th of June to learn towards exam. The teacher should observe the safety ways in school as the other alternate duty to prevent the spread of the virus.

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(Image): Victor AD Pop Up His Old Picture To Celebrate Children’s Day

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The award wining Nigerian artist “Victor AD” just put smile on his fans face as he remember his past with a his old child picture to celebrate today children’s day. he intentionally did that for his fan to see how far God has lifted him to. The journey wasn’t easy from creche but we made it to the top – Victor AD writes

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(Read More): Eno Barony Gain A Deal With Betplanetgh

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The best talent female rapper “Eno barony” who recently beef other female artist on a song battle has gain a big deal with Betplanet Ghana.Most comment are drawing from her post on Instagram,as others claim Ghanaian music industry as a weak industry because one will gain opportunity in deals after they fought with each to earn popularity. The prolific artist went on social media with a happy mode praising herself for gaining a plan deal with Betplanetgh. One will ask of the duty of betplanetgh,They are the gaming service operated by Planet Sports Limite (a company duly registered under the laws of Ghana on the 18th July 2019.

Sister Derby another silky vocalist also went on Instagram praising her friend “Eno Barony” for her deal.

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