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How the Aging Process Makes Older People More Vulnerable to COVID-19 with Dr. Pitts

How the Aging Process Makes Older People More Vulnerable to COVID-19 with Dr. Pitts

Interview with Dr. Pitts for Healthline on how COVID-19 is affect the older population.

It’s been known since COVID-19 burst into public consciousness that older adults are more vulnerable to the disease. But it wasn’t known just how much more until recently.

“As we age, the production of immunological components such as T cells and B cells, in addition to the overall effectiveness of the immune system, decreases to some extent,” said Dr. Thomas Pitts, a neurologist with Hudson Medical Group in New York who has conducted clinical trials on possible COVID-19 treatments.

Click here to read the full article from Healthline.

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