Coronavirus update: Men this height are twice as likely to get infected, study claims

Tall people may face a greater risk of catching COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) than shorter people, according to a new study. This finding adds weight to the hypothesis that the disease is airborne.

Experts at the University of Oxford led the investigation, collaborating with data scientists from the UK, Norway and the US.

They surveyed over 2,000 people – half of which were from the UK while the other half were from the US.

The respondents were asked about their employment status, income, how they travel to work, if they live with other people, and how often they socialised.