Covid-19 and Immunity in the Elderly


  • Hom Nath Chalise Faculty Member, Department of Public Health, Nobel College affiliated to Pokhara University, Sinamangal,Kathmandu, Nepal;Vice President, Population Association of Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Edwin Rosenberg Department of Sociology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 28608, USA



Population ageing is an issue of worldwide importance. People are living longer due to advances in education, technology, medicine, food distribution, and public health. While the COVID-19 pandemic has significant global impacts, in many countries the elderlyface threats and challenges that are unique and disproportionately severe. One such threat is that aging results in a decline in immune function, meaning elderly bodies respond more slowly and less effectively to external threats like COVID-19. Responses at individual, family, community and societal levels should take into account the heightened vulnerability of older adults during this pandemic.


Coronavirus;COVID-19; Older adults; Immune system


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How to Cite

Chalise, H. N., & Rosenberg, E. (2020). Covid-19 and Immunity in the Elderly. Journal of Geriatric Medicine, 2(1), 1–4.


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