Immunity and our DNA: why women are the stronger sex

From the Sydney Morning Herald, 24 April 2020:

For thousands of years, women have been denigrated as the weaker sex, men’s inferior in cognitive and physical abilities, in need of their protection and support, vulnerable and flawed. Oh, how the tables have turned, and not a moment too soon.

With a virulent and deadly pathogen wreaking havoc around the world, I derived more than a little comfort from learning that women are genetically superior to men in many ways, including — and this is the most important one right now — their ability to fight and survive infection. Read more.

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