Sex- and Gender-specific Observations and Implications for COVID-19
This is a critical time for medicine. As we observe the exponential rise in the number of individuals in the United States (US) who are infected with COVID-19,
we try to prepare. Those in the front lines are trying to protect themselves and their patients with the daily ration of personal protective equipment and ventilation assistive
equipment. Many individuals are racing against time to develop the needed novel treatments and vaccines. Public health officials work with what little information is known
in order to make effective recommendations for prevention. However, at this pivotal time in history where every detail obtained by US health officials could be lifesaving, we are leaving out vital information.