Ghana Health Service statistics indicate that women’s chances of contracting coronavirus are higher than men, so we won’t doubt the Health Service because, as the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe, one pattern remains consistent: men appear to be more severely affected by the virus than women and are more likely to have severe illness or die.
Particularly from the early days of China’s first coronavirus epidemic, people were gravely ill at a pace greater than women. And this trend appears to be essentially repeating itself in the country after nation — if with somewhat different numbers.
Ghana Health Service data indicates 42.1 per cent of the 408 confirmed cases as of April 11, 2020, are females and 57.9 per cent are males.
Scientists are also not quite clear what could have triggered this, although there are some interesting hints that may help us explain why less people are diagnosed with the virus than men in Ghana in particular.
1. It could be a higher rate of smoking among men: We won’t also doubt this one, according to the Tobacco Atlas more than 779200 men smoke cigarettes each day, it added that more than 5000 children (10-14 years old) and 804000 adults (15+ years old) continue to use tobacco each day. We are not saying smoking causes coronavirus but it can increase the chance of a person losing his life to the novel virus, this remains unconfirmed tho.
2. A higher likelihood of delaying medical care: If we should ask how often do men visit the hospital or seek medical advice especially when they are sick or develop symptoms of a disease the answer might be until they find it serious and notice it could kill them. As compared to women they often visit the hospital as regular as they notice symptoms of a disease. This theory shows that men could easily be infected with the disease even without knowing, unlike women.
3. Hand Washing: The World Health Organisation and the Ghana Health Service recommends regular and thoroughly Hand-washing under running water with soap is considered the most cost-effective practice to control the disease and reduce the chances of being infected with COVID-19.
Scientifically the immune system of a woman versus a man can surely make a difference.