October 26, 2020

Researchers find diminished response by ‘killer’ T cells in elderly COVID-19 patients

Although people of any age can become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, elderly patients face a higher risk of severity and death than younger patients. New research comparing the immune response among age groups may help explain why. Older patients with the disease have lower frequencies of the immune cells needed to expel the virus from the body, the researchers found.

 Healthy Aging News — ScienceDaily

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