Unplanned solution: contraceptive pill doubles as Covid control
Studies have shown oestrogen helps fight respiratory viruses. Now it looks like it works for Covid-19 too
Women on the pill are less likely to develop serious coronavirus, a study has found, helping to explain why men have suffered worse from the illness.
Analysis of more than half a million women during May and June by King’s College London has identified the crucial role of oestrogen in protecting against Covid-19.
Scientists established that those taking the combined oral contraceptive pill were on average 13% less likely to develop serious symptoms...