Synonymous: Fight Covid/ Fight Aging
COVID-19 is an emerging highly transmissible coronavirus that causes high mortality among those individuals of advanced age.
While it is widely reported the COVID-19 coronavirus infection strikes older individuals who are most vulnerable to it and subsequent hospitalization and death, it is also widely known that senior adults experience more severe bouts of infectious disease and do not respond well to vaccination. Efforts to prevent or slow aging should follow.
A report published in AGING & DISEASE states:
“Now we see in front of our own eyes the disastrous consequences of the deficit in such preventive measures, and the portent this gap in our approach represents for the future. We are witnessing how this new infectious disease is wreaking havoc among individuals, the healthcare system and the entire social fabric around the world, while the rapid aging of the population represents the main risk factor and aggravating condition. Therefore, arguably, one of the most important lessons to be learned from this pandemic, is the need to therapeutically address degenerative aging processes to prevent aging-related ill health as a whole.”
Of interest to longevity seekers, an anti-aging pill (everolimus-Rapamycin autoimmune drug ) is now reported to reduce immune-senescence (aging) in healthy elderly volunteers and enhances response to the flu vaccine by around 20%.
COVID-19 and aging
The lung infection coined as COVID-19 coronavirus, that can sometimes result in severe lung damage and lead to one’s demise, is now recognized as a disease of aging. It strikes 80 year-olds far more than any other age group. Growing youngsters are at almost zero risk for a mortal outcome. School children represented just 1/10th of one-percent of deaths.
The most recently published report (Oct 23, 2020) from the Centers For Disease Control as of the writing of this report reveals 216,000 reported COVID-19 related deaths (data provided on 114,411 of those deaths) in the U.S., with 78.2% of decedents age 65-years and older.
U.S. adults age 18-49 represented only 5.4% of COVID-19 related deaths. (Note: only 6% or just 12,960 of these 216,000 deaths are attributed to COVID-19 coronavirus infection alone; 94% involved co-morbid factors such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and autoimmunity.)
An estimated 42% of COVID-19 related deaths occurred among nursing home patients. If COVID-19 is man-made, it certainly performs a sinister social function. It wipes out elderly nursing home patients and other frail older individuals who cost government the most money.
Dying of COVID-19 or weakened immunity?
People are not dying of COVID-19 per se. They are succumbing to a weakened immune system which almost invariably accompanies aging.
T-cells, produced in the thymus gland, “are the ultimate agent of protection” in most viral diseases. T-cells seem to be most severely affected by aging.
Immunosenescence is a decline in the immune system with advancing age characterized by decline in zinc dependent naïve T-cells that produce memory antibodies against infectious bacteria, viruses and fungi, as well as diminished B-cell and natural killer cell activity resulting in a pronounced inability to produce antibodies upon vaccination.
Only 17-53% of elderly adults can produce specific antibodies in response to vaccination, in contrast to 70-90% of young adults. Outbreaks of infectious disease can occur in nursing homes even when vaccination rates reach 80-98%.
The public hears of antibodies that are produced by vaccines and by natural infection. However, it is now reported that immunity facilitated by antibodies
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