UPDATE From DR. OZ: WHY ARE MORE MEN DYING FROM COVID-19 THAN WOMEN?

Originally published at: https://hannity.com/media-room/update-from-dr-oz-why-are-more-men-dying-from-covid-19-than-women/

OUTBREAK UPDATE with DR. OZ

AS THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES CONTINUES TO RISE…AN UNEXPECTED PATTERN HAS EMERGED: THE VIRUS IS KILLING MORE MEN THAN WOMEN.

FROM CHINA TO SOUTH KOREA, ITALY TO FRANCE, AND EVEN SOME STATES HERE IN THE U.S…THE MAJORITY OF CORONAVIRUS VICTIMS ARE PROVING TO BE MALE. WHICH BEGS THE QUESTION – WHAT IS CAUSING THIS DIFFERENCE IN MORTALITY?

SOME EXPERTS HYPOTHESIZE IT MIGHT BE TIED TO DIFFERENCES IN LIFESTYLE HABITS: MEN TEND TO SMOKE AND DRINK MORE OFTEN THAN WOMEN. OR MAYBE IT HAS TO DO WITH OVERALL HEALTH: MEN, ON AVERAGE, HAVE MORE UNDERLYING HEART AND LUNG CONDITIONS THAN THEIR FEMALE COUNTERPARTS.

IT TURNS OUT GENETICS MIGHT ALSO BE AT PLAY. EMERGING RESEARCH SUGGESTS WOMEN’S BODIES COULD BE BETTER AT FIGHTING OFF INFECTION…THANKS TO THEIR HORMONES AND GENES ON THEIR X CHROMOSOMES.

WE CAN’T CONCLUSIVELY SAY WHAT IS DRIVING THIS DIVIDE, AND MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO DETERMINE THE ROLE OF BIOLOGY. BUT WITHOUT A DOUBT, IT’S AN IMPORTANT TREND WE’LL NEED TO MONITOR AS THIS PANDEMIC CONTINUES.

I’M DR. OZ – AND THIS HAS BEEN YOUR COVID-19 NEWS MINUTE.