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Riskiest Jobs for COVID-19

Male security guards have a higher risk of death than those in other jobs, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported today. Men in other ‘elementary professions’ had an age standardised mortality COVID-19 death rate of 39.7 deaths per 100,000, while for the security guards it was 74.0 deaths per 100,000.

Men and women working in social care were also significantly more at risk with rates of 50.1 deaths per 100,000 for men and 19.1 deaths per 100,000 for women.

In a news release Ben Humberstone, ONS deputy director of health analysis and life events said: “There are lots of complex things playing out during the pandemic

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