Whereas a lot in regards to the novel coronavirus stays unknown nonetheless, a query pertaining to gender-based fatality of the an infection has crossed the minds of many: does COVID-19 have an effect on women and men otherwise? And does gender have any position to play in how the physique reacts to the virus?
Dr Rahul Pandit, Director-Vital Care, Fortis Hospital, Mulund says that because the starting of pandemic, it has been famous that males are usually extra inclined to an infection, and the severity of their illness is way more. Although many latest research have proven that girls are contaminated as often as males, it’s the severity of illness in males which is perplexing.
“It is commonly known that men have a higher incidence of co-morbidities like hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Also, there is an increased trend towards smoking; also, possibly, men seek medical attention much later as compared to women. While these common observations do help in understanding the incidence of infection, it does not explain the severity. The data from India also shows that there is almost 65:35 per cent (male: female) death rate disparity ratio due to COVID-19,” he says.