Channel 4 has commissioned Are Women The Fitter Sex?. Presented by Doctor Ronx, an Emergency Doctor from London’s Hackney Homerton Hospital, who takes us on a journey of discovery, interviewing researchers and patients, in search of answers.
There have currently been over 20 million coronavirus cases around the world. Globally a trend has emerged, Covid-19 seems to be affecting more men than women. In fact, 60% of Covid-19 deaths are men. This one-off special will take you on a gripping journey to solve the mystery of- are women truly the fitter sex?
Guided by Dr Ronx and world leading medical experts in the field. This evidence-based documentary will be the first to present new research, and relevant case studies that reveal a medical (female) blind spot. From drug doses, treatments, medical equipment and safety systems the data suggests these are all biased towards men. Have women’s superior immune systems hidden the fact that women are being let down by modern medicine?
Dr Ronx, presenter, said: “The Covid-19 Pandemic has made us all think about how different variables can influence health outcomes. Worldwide more men than women are dying from Covid-19 and I want to know why. What is the other sex-based variables at play here? I look forward to meeting the experts and bringing the science to an ever-increasing health conscious channel 4 audience. “
Fozia Khan, commissioning editor, said: “This eye-opening film will delve into the science behind how men and women differ in their response to disease and medical treatment and how these differences have been largely ignored. Covid-19 has highlighted the disparity between the sexes on a much larger scale and this film will dig deep to bring us new and shocking revelations that helps us understand how and why this has happened.”