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According to the news bald men are more likely to get worse Covid19 symptoms

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Bald men could have a higher risk of developing severe Covid-19 symptoms, new research has claimed.
Carlos Wambier, a researcher at Brown University, told the Daily Telegraph he thinks “baldness is a perfect predictor of severity” of coronavirus.
According to the Telegraph, Prof Wambier conducted two studies in Spain, from which he concluded that a disproportionate number of bald men were taken to hospital with the virus.
However, other medical professionals have urged caution and said much more evidence is needed to support his claim.
Of the 41 patients he examined in his first study, 71 per cent of them had male pattern baldness, a higher percentage than the background rate for baldness in men of a similar age.
In a further study, which was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Professor Wambier found almost 80 per cent of 122 male Covid-19 patients in Madrid were bald
"We think androgens or male hormones are definitely the gateway for the virus to enter our cells,” he said.
This research comes after evidence suggests that men are more likely to die from Covid-19 than women. Scientists believe that androgens, male sex hormones that can cause hair loss, could also increase the ability of the virus to attack cells.
Some researchers have therefore started to investigate whether treatments which suppress these hormones could help patients with Covid-19. Some of these therapies are used to treat diseases like prostate cancer.


Probably a complete load of old tosh but it was in the Independent and Telegraph Newspapers so thought I'd share. What are your thoughts, could Finasteride help if its linked to male hormones?
 
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Most people who die from the virus are 60 plus years of age with the majority sufferering from hairloss. The only connection I see is age related.
 
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