- HealthThe Telegraph
Women who take the pill are less likely to develop serious coronavirus, a major new study has found, helping explain why men have suffered worse from the disease. Analysis of more than half a million women by King's College London during May and June has identified the crucial role of oestrogen in protecting against Covid-19. Scientists established that those taking the combined oral contraceptive pill were on average 13 per cent less likely to develop serious symptoms. Meanwhile, post-menopausal women appeared to have a 22 per cent higher risk compared to pre-menopausal women. Previous studies of other dangerous respiratory viruses, such as Sars and Mers, had suggested the importance of oestrogen. However, the new King's research, conducted using data from their symptom tracking app, is the first of its kind to establish the link with Covid-19. Oestrogen is thought to influence how many immune cells a person produces and how well these respond to infection. Known as the "female hormone", it is present in higher proportions in women than in men. There have been more Covid-19 deaths among men across most age groups in England and Wales, with 55 per cent of the overall toll accounted for by males since the start of the pandemic.
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In some states with moderate case counts, experts are seeing "that same insidious increase in percent positive that we had seen and pointed out ... in states like Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota and others", Fauci said during an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Fauci said last week that he was seeing signs the surge of COVID-19 cases could be peaking in the South and West while other areas were on the cusp of new outbreaks. Fauci said that it is crucial that the outbreak be contained before autumn, when influenza cases are likely to spike alongside COVID-19 and more people begin to move indoors, increasing the risk of contagion.
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Cocaine 'was almost like coffee': John Landis, Dan Aykroyd talk John Belushi, frantic 'Blues Brothers' shoot as film turns 40
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A woman says she saw Andrew at the nightclub, the night he claimed to be at Pizza Express.
"We have done a great job" battling the coronavirus, Trump boasted, even though the nation leads the world in lives lost to the pandemic.
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