Coronavirus likely to affect more of Bald men than others

Coronavirus likely to affect more of Bald men than others
Bald men could be at a higher risk of dying from coronavirus because male hormones help the virus attack cells, scientists have revealed.

The hormone Androgen, which causes hair loss in men, has been linked to some of the worst cases of Covid-19 in Spanish hospitals.

“We really think that baldness is a perfect predictor of severity.”

It has previously been think that data heavily suggested men who fell ill with coronavirus were more likely to die from it than women. “We think Androgens or male hormones are definitely the gateway for the virus to enter our cells”.

 Professor Carlos Wambier, the lead author of the key study behind the discovery from Brown University, told The Telegraph In the United Kingdom (UK) a report this week from Public Health England suggested working age men were twice as likely as women to die of the virus.

Study of patients, 79 per cent of men who tested positive in three Madrid hospitals were bald. It was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

An earlier study of 41 patients in Spain found 71 per cent were bald. It should be noted these were relatively small-scale studies and scientists have said more work needs to be done.

Yesterday, Britain announced 176 more coronavirus deaths, taking the total number of victims to 39,904 – as separate shock data suggests the UK’s outbreak is still killing more people each day than the rest of the EU countries combined.

The UK’s death toll is now on the brink of passing the 40,000 mark, but the epidemic has slowed dramatically in the past few weeks.

Futhermore, Britain is not out of the woods yet as analysis of figures suggest it is still being hit harder than the rest of the 27 countries in the bloc put together

Secretary for Transport Grant Shapps, who announced that face coverings would be compulsory on public transport in England.

Mr Shapps encouraged the public to make their own face covering or use a scarf, but said surgical masks should be reserved for healthcare workers.

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