Immune system aging explains why older adults are at higher risk from COVID-19

Although people of all ages are at risk, data from public health officials around the world have shown that older adults have been impacted more severely by #COVID-19 than their younger counterparts. Furthermore, the risks are not the same for all adults over 60. As people reach 70 and 80 years old, they have increasing risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, likely due to the ways in which the immune system ages.