While this may sound strange, science does offer a plausible explanation.
Male pattern baldness is associated with high levels of male sex hormones called androgens. And androgens seem to play an important role in the entry of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, into cells.
So it’s possible high levels of androgens might increase the risk of severe infection and death from COVID-19.
This hypothesis is important to identify people at risk and raises the possibility of new treatment strategies