Is coronavirus worse for bald men?

The follically challenged could be at greater risk of having serious symptoms, researcher says

Baldness is "a perfect predictor of severity" for COVID-19, a researcher says, after finding a high number of men with hair loss were hospitalised with the virus.

The UK's Telegraph newspaper has reported on two studies in Spain that found that a disproportionately high number of men with male pattern baldness were taken to hospital with COVID-19.

The first study found 71% of the 41 patients with COVID-19 in Spanish hospitals were bald.

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