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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

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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 ...