Males are disproportionately affected by severe disease and death from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. In their recent article, Takahashi et al. found sex differences in immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 and the predictors of disease progression. These findings contribute to elucidating the mechanisms that underlie the male bias in severe disease and death from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; biological sex; immunopathogenesis.
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