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The Mystery of Why So Many 100-Year-Olds Are Surviving Covid-19

One scientist studying centenarians believes the answer may be in their genes

Illustration: Virginia Gabrielli

María Branyas, 113 years old and believed to be the oldest woman in Spain, had only mild symptoms of Covid-19. In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy praised Sylvia Goldsholl for beating the novel coronavirus at the age of 108…

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Mariana Lenharo

Mariana Lenharo

Science and health journalist with a special interest in evidence-based medicine and epidemics. Columbia Journalism School alumna. mari.lenharo@gmail.com.

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