The increased adherence of women to Coronavirus policies may be one of the reasons for the lower vulnerability and mortality that they experienced, compared to men, in the early phase of the epidemic. “Policy makers who promote a new normality made of reduced mobility, face masks and other behavioral changes,” says Vincenzo Galasso, one of the authors of a new study on gender differences in the reaction to COVID-19, “should, therefore, design a gender-differentiated communication if they want to increase the compliance of men.”

 

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