Why COVID-19 Hits Men Harder Than Women



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Nearly 38 million people worldwide have been infected by the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. And it turns out that men are faring worse than women in the battle against COVID-19.

At the height of New York’s coronavirus crisis, the number of deaths among men was nearly double that of women. Throughout the U.S., the statistics aren’t quite as startling, but men still make up the majority (54 percent) of all COVID-19 deaths, even though women account for a larger share of confirmed cases, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And in certain age groups, the gap is even wider.

Among adults ages 40 to 49, men account for 69 percent of COVID-19 deaths; and in 50- to 64-year-olds, they make up 66 percent of deaths. Men of all ages are also more likely than women to require

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Informal Saudi ban on Turkish goods hits global fashion retailers

A de facto Saudi ban on Turkish goods has hit global fashion brands in the latest sign of the escalating rivalry between the regional powers.

Saudi Arabia has “banned all imports for made in Turkey products”, an employee at clothing group Mango told Turkish suppliers in an email seen by the Financial Times.

The Spanish company, which is one of a number of European and US fashion retailers with manufacturing facilities in Turkey, said in a statement that its teams “are looking into alternatives to the slowing down of custom processes for products of Turkish origin in Saudi Arabia”.

Mustafa Gultepe, head of Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB), said all retailers producing in Turkey and exporting to the Gulf state were affected. “We are talking about all global brands that have stores in Saudi Arabia, produce in Turkey and sell over there,” he told the FT. 

Turkish exporters have complained

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Louisiana couple sneaks in wedding before Hurricane Delta hits

They do… not wanna get wet.

A Louisiana couple scrambled to get their wedding done Thursday hours before Hurricane Delta hit the state, the Associated Press reported.

Ian and Taylor Gaspard were scheduled to get married Saturday in Abbeville, La., about 150 miles west of New Orleans.

But Hurricane Delta rudely did not account for their plans. The storm was expected to make landfall Friday night, and heavy rain had already started falling Thursday.

“It wasn’t supposed to be coming to us, and then all of a sudden it was supposed to be coming, like, right to us,” Taylor told the AP. “So, of course, I got hysterical, and my little Superman here came in and saved the day,”

The Gaspards were expecting 300 people at the Saturday church ceremony, but with the winds of change swirling they settled for a smaller ceremony in front of family and friends Thursday

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Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Line Has Hits and Misses, According to Initial Reviewers

Selena Gomez’s highly anticipated beauty brand, Rare Beauty, finally made its debut on September 3rd. Gomez announced the news of the line in February of this year on her Instagram page to much fanfare.

2020 is shaping up to be a banner year for the star. Along with the beauty brand, she also released her third studio album, Rare.

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Rare Beauty spotlight

Gomez opened up to E! News about why she decided to start the makeup line, “The whole reason why I wanted to create Rare was to kind

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