Women are more concerned about the Covid-19 pandemic than men, a new study suggests

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Researchers at Dartmouth College discovered that men are far less likely to adhere to precautions and restrictions associated with the coronavirus.

The findings have concerned experts, as it’s previously been revealed that men are more likely to be seriously ill with Covid than women. The study collected data from an online survey which quizzed participants between May and June this year.

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One of the questions in the survey asked if it was better advised for healthy people without Covid symptoms to stay at home as much as possible to avoid contracting the virus – 28 percent of women disagreed with that statement, compared to 37 percent of men.

And the same percentage of men would return to normal activities “right now” if there were no government restrictions. Researchers also found that perceptions of the Covid-19 risk were affected by political leanings.

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni

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