Sex-disaggregation of epi data to better understand the epidemic

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03.04.2020 – CNN reports that men appear to be at much higher risk of dying of COVID-19. Why do more men seem to be dying from the novel coronavirus than women? Different rates of smoking, drinking, and general poor health could be involved in the disparity.

ISPM’s Nicola Low is one of the researchers working on identifying the causes of different COVID-19 infection and mortality rates for men and women in different countries. The research is being led by the project Global Health 5050 at University College London.

Further reading:
CNN Health: Here's why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women