Women are more likely than are men to follow guidelines outlined by medical experts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In Behavioral Science & Policy, New York University and Yale University researchers report that women have practiced preventive practices of physical distancing, mask wearing, and maintaining hygiene to a greater degree than men. Women were also more likely to listen to experts and exhibit alarm and anxiety in response to COVID-19.
The findings are consistent with pre-pandemic health-care behaviors,
Release date: 5 October 2020
Source: New York University