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

On June 9, 2020, 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, untangles the science from the pseudo-science and explain the hallmarks of…

On June 9, 2020, 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, untangles 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.

Panelists included Steven N. Austad, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Biology at University of Alabama-Birmingham and AFAR Senior Scientific Director; and George Kuchel, MD, Travelers Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology, UCONN Center on Aging. Moderated by John Feather, PhD, CEO of Grantmakers In Aging.