Here’s a recent piece of mine in the Houston Chronicle, on His and Her Covid effects: higher death rates vs widespread career threats.

COVID-19 has changed all our lives, but not equally for men and women. Two of the many differences fall in the areas of mortality and child care.

Men in Harris County have died of COVID-19 in numbers 50 percent higher than women, per death certificatesthough infection rates run parallel. By early October, we saw 1,161 male and 749 female reported COVID-19 deaths here, not including undiagnosed cases, and men are hospitalized at higher rates. You can take a look at the breakdown by gender, race and ethnicity at the University of Houston’s Institute for Women, Gender and Sexuality’s reports (data are provisional, due to lags and underreporting). … MORE


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