Why Are Men Less Likely Than Women to Wear a Mask?

A new study by researcher Valerio Capraro shows that men are less likely than women to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, despite men being more affected by the virus. Valerio joins us, along with journalist and activist Liz Plank, to discuss why some men are reluctant to wear masks, what this says about society’s definition of masculinity, why COVID-19 hits men harder and how we can change the stigma around masks.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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