There is an emerging trend going on right now and this is happening around the world. According to how the medical community and TRT Brisbane doctors are interpreting the unfolding of events, they are seeing that men are faring worse in comparison to women with regard to the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Task Force Director Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House cited a report from Italy that indicated that men coming from almost every age group were perishing at rates higher than women. With this developing story, the best way to describe the current situation is a “concerning serious trend”.
This surmounting age gap of the COVID-19 victims from Italy is echoing the previous statistics coming from other countries that are also struck down by the pandemic.
With respect to a report made by the Italian health authorities from the other week, in 13,882 COVID-19 cases that they have with a death toll reaching to 803 between February 21 to March 12, 58% of all those cases were accounted to men. The death rate for male COVID-19 patients reached a whopping 72%. And around 75% of hospitalized male patients in Italy were likely to perish soon as opposed to hospitalized women that already have respiratory disease prior.
The said figures were actually in line with the reported earlier accounts from China and South Korea, where identification, tracking, and monitoring efforts for the infections are far more extensive, rigid, and wide.
An in-depth analysis of all the COVID-19 profile cases from China starting from the time that the pandemic began in December of 2019 up to February of 2020 revealed that roughly 60% of the infected and those who perished from the disease were men.
Again, in mainland China, detailed accounting for their 44,600 cases as of Feb 11 showed that the fatality rate among men confirmed as having been infected by the coronavirus was about 65% higher than those of women.
Even when it comes to children that are below 16 years old, boys tend to have a higher susceptibility to the coronavirus infection as opposed to girls. In the most recent report made on 171 adolescents and children that were given primary treatment for COVID-19 at the Children’s
Hospital in Wuhan, China, 61% were male.
With regard to South Korea, 62% of their COVID-19 cases were accounted to men. And sadly, around 89% of these infected men are more likely to meet an untimely demise as opposed to women.
From this emerging picture, we can see clearly how vulnerable men are to coronavirus and one of the underlying possible reasons for this is the clear gender disparity that is prevalent between the two which is also associated with social and cultural roots.
It is established that most men have a greater tendency to smoke cigarettes. Doing so is likely to put their lungs and primes in harm’s way. Further damage to their respiratory system will certainly ensue after getting infected with the coronavirus, which primarily targets the lungs.
How the human body would be responding to COVID-19 will uncover important distinctions by which a man and a woman’s immune system would be fighting infection. The scientific and medical communities, together with the TRT Brisbane doctors are having this consensus that hormonal differences between these two genders may have a vital role to play in the immune response.
Unfortunately, it may take a while for these scientists to bring to light how that works. If that will materialise anytime soon, then we’d be able to come up with better, pioneering strategies in our fight against the coronavirus infections in general.