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The death rate for COVID-19 skyrockets as patients’ age increases, to over 18% for those older than 80 years old. This article gives a good scientific (but accessible) breakdown at the cellular level of why older immune systems are more susceptible to the virus.

Drew (Ph.D., Materials Science)

Drew (Ph.D., Materials Science)

Hey there! I'm Drew, cofounder and editor-in-chief at 1440. Ph.D. in physics and materials science, former science advisor in the US Senate and in both the Obama and Trump administrations. @DrewFrom1440

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