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An Aging Immune System May Explain Why Covid-19 Is So Harmful to the Elderly

A doctor explains ‘inflammaging’

Photo: Carlos Alvarez/Stringer/Getty Images

Much has been discovered about the novel coronavirus over the past six months. Statistical data has established that infection with the virus, SARS-CoV-2, is significantly more deadly in the elderly as compared to younger patients. If researchers can figure out why, it could lead…

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Bo Stapler, MD

Bo Stapler, MD

Health & science writer on Elemental & other pubs. Hospitalist physician in internal medicine & pediatrics. Interpreter of medical jargon. bostapler.medium.com

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