Fight the Coronavirus by Defending the Host

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Fight the Coronavirus by Defending the Host

Author(s)
Nir Barzilai
Nir Barzilai
(External Partner)
Paul Irving
Paul Irving
Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging

Despite hopeful reports from labs across the globe, there is no vaccine or generally accepted treatment for the COVID-19 virus today. Therapies and cures will take time, but time is not on the side of older adults who are at risk of hospitalization, disability and death. Data from China, Italy and the U.S. indicate those over the age of 80 are approximately 180 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those in their 20s.

This article was published in the U.S. News & World Report.



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Published June 29, 2020