A conundrum in coronavirus statistics

I’d like to understand why the total numbers are said to say that more men than women die from coronavirus – when the situations seem to imply the opposite.  Specifically, more women than men are in nursing homes.  And, women outnumber men in nursing, a profession on the forefront of healthcare to patients.  I need to look up the numbers but there’s something puzzling here.

I do worry about equality of opportunity but this isn’t exactly an area where it matters.  In fact, it’s gruesome to even think about it.  Nonetheless I like to understand what is going on and the statistics I hear are puzzling.

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Lois Kathryn Herr

Women,Power, and AT&T: Winning Rights in the Workplace is back in print and now available as an e-book as well. See www.AnEqualOpportunity.com for more about it, and look at www.loisherr.com to learn about my other books.

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