Russian experts believe that this is because there are more smokers among men, in whose lungs the virus develops faster into SARS. According to another assumption, men are more prone to more severe disease.
According to Danila Konnov, head of the infectious diseases department of the RUDN University Hi-Clinic, men in China are more socially active, communicate and shake hands, so they become infected much more often. In addition, as the specialist believes, the statistics could be affected by the fact that women were less likely to seek medical help.
Galina Kozhevnikova, the head of the Department of Infectious Diseases with courses in Epidemiology and Phthisiology, RUDN Medical Institute, emphasized that men are more likely to become victims of other viral infections, for example, Kaposi's sarcoma. However, in the case of a new type of coronavirus, the hypothesis requires serious scientific justification.