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COVID-19 Susceptibility Is Independent of Age, Research Shows

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Photo: Ryosuke Omori, Ryota Matsuyama, Yukihiko Nakata, Scientific Reports, October 6, 2020

Scientists have estimated that the age of an individual does not indicate how likely they are to be infected by SARS-CoV-2. However, development of symptoms, progression of the disease, and mortality are age-dependent.

There have been a large number of deaths due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and it has been shown that elderly individuals disproportionately develop severe symptoms and show higher mortality.

A team of scientists, including Associate Professor Ryosuke Omori from the Research Center for Zoonoses Control at Hokkaido University, have modeled available data ...