New Research on COVID-19 and Aging: July 8, 2020: Plus Spanish Translations of Infographics

For Immediate Release
July 8, 2020

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The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19, and all are free to access. The following were published between June 7 and July 4; all are free to access:

  • Clinical Characteristics of Hospitalized Individuals Dying with COVID-19 by Age Group in Italy: Research report in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences by Luigi Palmieri, PhD, Nicola Vanacore, MD, Chiara Donfrancesco, PhD, Cinzia Lo Noce, MSc, Marco Canevelli, MD, Ornella Punzo, MD, Valeria Raparelli, MD, Patrizio Pezzotti, PhD, Flavia Riccardo, MD, Antonio Bella, PhD, Massimo Fabiani, PhD, Fortunato Paolo D’Ancona, MD, Luana Vaianella, MD, Dorina Tiple, MD, Elisa Colaizzo, MD, Katie Palmer, PhD, Giovanni Rezza, MD, Andrea Piccioli, MD, Silvio Brusaferro, MD, and Graziano Onder, MD, PhD
  • ApoE e4e4 genotype and mortality with COVID-19 in UK Biobank: Letter to the editor in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences by Chia-Ling Kuo, PhD, Luke C Pilling, PhD, Janice L Atkins, PhD, Jane A H Masoli, MBChB, João Delgado, PhD, George A Kuchel, MD, and David Melzer, MBBCh, PhD

New Spanish Translations of Infographics

  • Understanding Ageism and COVID-19 (English, Spanish), which highlights several false narratives about older adults in the pandemic and reframes them in the context of science.
  • Aging and Immunity: Why Older Adults Are Highly Susceptible to Diseases Like COVID-19 (English, Spanish), which addresses why older adults are highly susceptible to diseases like COVID-19 and how manufacturers are compressing the timeline to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market.


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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