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Are men really more at risk from Covid-19?

When the virus peaked in the UK, men were dying at higher rates than women. But now the picture is a bit more complicated

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a patient for Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT), at Ramjas School, Darya Ganj on September 4, 2020 in New Delhi. India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 4 million mark on September 4, according to data from the state governments. The total number of positive cases stood at 40,11,460, while the number of deaths was at 69,605. (Photo by Mayank Makhija/NurPhoto)

Nine months after the coronavirus emerged, there’s still a remarkable lack of understanding about why the severity and course of Covid-19 vary for different people. Part of the problem is that we haven’t prioritised gathering and reporting data in enough detail. Most countries just report the age and sex of people who have died of Covid-19.…

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