Why COVID-19 Preys on Older Adults: What the Science Says (and Doesn’t Say)

Older people are most prone to hospitalization, disability, and death following infection with the novel coronavirus. Among those infected, people 80 and older die at 184 times the rate of someone in their 20s.

This webinar, the first in the series “Aging and COVID-19: What Does Science Actually Tell Us?” presented by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and GIA, will untangle the science from the pseudo-science and explain the hallmarks of the aging process and age-related diseases, how aging affects immune health, and how the biology of aging helps explain why some of us are particularly vulnerable to the worst of COVID-19.

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