Welcome to Sunday. Our top five stories of the week are below.

Two years ago, journalism professor Jeff South wrote an article for us about military bases named for Confederate generals. On Thursday, the Pentagon announced that it would consider renaming the bases. Ten thousand readers rediscovered South's article this week and found it worth another read.

I also want to share an article about The Conversation that just came out in the Columbia Journalism Review. The article highlights the importance and popularity of our coronavirus coverage. Of course, The Conversation is about more than any one topic. This week’s top 5 proves the point – it includes some articles related to the pandemic and others that aren’t.

Emily Costello

Deputy Editor

Reports show that the mortality rate among men with COVID-19 is higher than women. Marco Mantovani/Getty Images

COVID-19’s deadliness for men is revealing why researchers should have been studying immune system sex differences years ago

Adam Moeser, Michigan State University

Why does COVID-19 hit men harder than women? Is the disparity in mortality rates due to male hormones or an underlying difference in the male versus female immune system?

Actors Jason Alexander (George), Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry), Michael Richards (Kramer) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine) stand behind bars in a scene during the last days of filming the final episode in Studio City, California, April 3, 1998. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

Science of ‘Seinfeld’

Bill Sullivan, Indiana University

As the 31st anniversary of TV's 'Seinfeld' approaches, let's take a look at what science has to say about its most memorable episodes.