Older men 'do not care' much about coronavirus infection: Study
New Delhi : Reports have shown that the men are more vulnerable to coronavirus than women and young people; and a new study has claimed that they do not care much about it either.
The findings from the latest study by researchers at Georgia State University have been published in The Journals of Gerontology.
In general as people grow old, they tend to worry less about things and specially men becomes more relaxed during the old age. “Not only do older adults exhibit less negative emotions in their daily lives, they also exhibit less worry and fewer PTSD symptoms following natural disasters and terrorist attacks,” gerontology and psychology researcher Sarah Barber said in a statement.
To expanding her understanding more, Barber conducted a study to see how this affected responses to the global pandemic. Researchers sent questionnaire to assess Covid 19 perceptions and behavior changes.
Interestingly, the results showed that older men were less worried about Covid-19, and had adopted the fewest number of behaviour changes.
They were relatively less likely to have worn a mask, to report having stopped touching their faces or to have purchased extra food. Barber does not think the answer is to try to incite worry in older men. She thinks a better answer is to help them understand their risk accurately, the university said.