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COVID-19 much more fatal for men, especially taking age into account

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A topical trope is that COVID-19 “does not discriminate.” This is false.  A range of factors, including the intersecting dimensions of class, race, preexisting health status and geography make some people much more vulnerable. Some are more likely to contract the virus, especially those living in denser urban areas or working in close proximity with others. Existing inequalities in preexisting conditions such as hypertension or diabetes also magnify the impact of the virus.

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