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Why COVID-19 Hits Men Harder Than Women



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Nearly 38 million people worldwide have been infected by the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. And it turns out that men are faring worse than women in the battle against COVID-19.

At the height of New York’s coronavirus crisis, the number of deaths among men was nearly double that of women. Throughout the U.S., the statistics aren’t quite as startling, but men still make up the majority (54 percent) of all COVID-19 deaths, even though women account for a larger share of confirmed cases, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And in certain age groups, the gap is even wider.

Among adults ages 40 to 49, men account for 69 percent of COVID-19 deaths; and in 50- to 64-year-olds, they make up 66 percent of deaths. Men of all ages are also more likely than women to require

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Denmark’s Pernille Harder named UEFA women’s player of the year

Danish forward Pernille Harder, who recently signed for Chelsea, was named the UEFA women’s player of the year at a ceremony on Thursday on the sidelines of the men’s Champions League draw.

Harder, 27, helped German club Wolfsburg to the final of the Champions League, where they lost to reigning champions Lyon.

“I am super happy and very, very proud,” said Harder in a video message after being named the winner.

The prize perhaps carries greater weight this year because there will be no Ballon d’Or, organisers France Football cancelling that gala ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Harder came second to Ada Hegerberg for the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or in 2018.

She was the top scorer in last season’s women’s Bundesliga with 27 goals in a 22-game campaign as Wolfsburg defended their title, and netted a total of 103 goals for the German side in 113 appearances over three

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