Men's outcomes worse with COVID-19 than women's: study

Regardless of health status, men become sicker, despite being younger and having less risk factors

Men appear more likely than women to experience severe outcomes from COVID-19 regardless of whether they have underlying health conditions, according to a US study.

Researchers in New York City who tracked roughly 5,000 patients of both sexes who were diagnosed in early 2020 found that men were sicker when first diagnosed and had a higher need for intensive care treatment and higher rates of death than women.

This was true even though the men on average were younger and less likely than women to have risk