People over 60 account for 25% of the USA’s population.
Over age 60 deaths from flu averages almost 50% of the deaths. Reason is that over 60 people usually have one of the top 4-5 medical illnesses that cause deaths, and the viral-immune system fighting their battle does great harm to already compromised individuals.
Just hope you don’t have diabetes, HBP, lung or heart disease, Alzheimer’s dementia, cerebral TIA or arterial insufficiency , renal or hepatic disease, bowel disease of various types, one of many auto-immune diseases, thyroid deficiency, current tumor of any kind and under treatment for, extreme obesity or a strong hereditary familial disease. Most people over 60 have 4-5 of the above processes going. Younger people have either none or just 1-2 of those early diseases and can cope better.
Our immune systems fights the incoming virus and the clash causes milky then thickened changes to lining of all organs in the body. The Corona virus loves the lower lungs moisture and stable alveolar O2 levels that sustain them. It works down from throat, to trachea to the bronchi and bronchiole system and ending in the tiny alveoli where all inhaled O2 is put into the capillaries and then to all arteries of all organs. The alveola clogging and no O2 is deadly and quick to kill. So the aged are inclined to die before the 20-50 year old people. The older you are the more likely you are of getting the usual winter flu, and this Corona virus is the worse flu type we could ever expect. Take heed, be careful and keep up with the news on what to do and where to go and the symptoms to watch out for.