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Men more vulnerable to Covi-19

Date: 24 April 2021 Tags: Reports & Indices

Issue

A new study has shown that societal background of people has a bigger role in determining Covid-19 vulnerability.

 

Background

Early studies had indicated that men are more vulnerable to Covid-19 than women as they have fallen more ill and their death rate is higher.

 

Details

  • The new study also tried to find relationship between gender and mortality. It found that men are vulnerable but within specific racial groups.

  • Black women were 4 times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white males. Similarly, they were 3 times more likely to die than Asian American males.

  • The mortality among black males was found to be highest with their chances of death due to Covid-19 being 6 times more than white males.

  • Structural inequalities in society are the major reason behind covid-19 health outcomes between different racial groups.

  • In certain states, the rate of mortality for black men was 1.7 times more than black women.

  • In case of white Americans, this rate was 1.3 times more than white women. It indicates the importance of social inequalities than biology.