Coronavirus: Lower immunity likely makes older adults more vulnerable, says expert

A notice at Bishan Community Club declaring that all social activities for seniors organised by government agencies will be suspended for 14 days.
A notice at Bishan Community Club declaring that all social activities for seniors organised by government agencies will be suspended for 14 days.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Nearly one in two confirmed coronavirus patients here is aged 50 and above.

This could likely be due to their "lower immunity and reduced physiological reserves", said Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, infectious diseases programme leader at the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.

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