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Men at greater risk of Covid-19

Whatever your age or fitness levels, men are at higher risk of Covid-19. In fact, if you live with a woman of the same age, you are, on average, twice as likely to die of Covid-19 as she is. Yes, you read that right.

Get informed about Covid-19 to protect yourself and your family and friends. At least 45,000 men have already died in the UK and many, many more are or have been seriously ill. While most deaths are in older people, young people can still be very seriously affected. 'Long covid' can endure for months and months after the initial infection. 

The Men's Health Forum are campaigning for more information, more research and for a more-targeted approach that takes gender into account and other differences too. Race is an example. People from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are at higher risk too meaning black men are at particularly high risk.

Stay home. Social distance. Minimise risk.