The high mortality rate from coronavirus among men may be linked to gender stereotypes. This conclusion was reached by the medical authorities of Ohio State, reports MedicalXpress.
– Men are notorious for delaying a visit to a doctor,” Bill Miller, Professor of Epidemiology at Ohio State University Medical College, said.
He noted that men are more likely to suffer from diseases of the kidneys, heart, and lungs – these organs are the first to be hit by a coronavirus.
Dr. Joseph Gastaldo, a specialist at the non-profit OhioHealth Hospital, agreed with him that many men’s subconscious is stereotyped of the disease as a sign of weakness.
Another reason for the high mortality rate Joseph Gastaldo called the fact that many “male” professions do not allow quarantine – for example, work on construction sites or in emergency services.