Men are affected often heavier Covid-19, and die more often than women. According to the data of the research initiative Global Health 50/50 from more than 20 countries, as well as according to Figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Germany, women are infected at a similar frequency as men. In the case of mortality rates, the distribution is about one-third to two-thirds.
As to the reasons for the higher mortality rate of men at the RKI, there is a lot of open questions. Scientists call so far, only theories. Ungesünderer life-style could be a factor, it says. Straight men of the older Generation, which is particularly affected and in the less on the way of life was respected, could be more suffering from pre-existing conditions.
There is also a discussion of the different hormone situation, and as a genetically-induced stronger immune response in women. Especially in the discussion of the so-called ACE2-Receptor, however, is that the Sars-CoV-2 Virus in the lungs can penetrate – he is according to a study, men in a higher concentration.