We’ll make a woman out of you

Published April 28, 2020

Men are more likely to die from CoviD-19 than women. So the obvious theory to test: If you give men estrogen, will it save their lives?
Last week, doctors on Long Island in New York started treating Covid-19 patients with estrogen in an effort to increase their immune systems, and next week, physicians in Los Angeles will start treating male patients with another hormone that is predominantly found in women, progesterone, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can potentially prevent harmful overreactions of the immune system.