Published: 30 January 2021
Author(s): Caterina Trevisan, Susanna Del Signore, Stefano Fumagalli, Pietro Gareri, Alba Malara, Enrico Mossello, Stefano Volpato, Fabio Monzani, Alessandra Coin, Giuseppe Bellelli, Gianluca Zia, Anette Hylen Ranhoff, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, the GeroCovid Working Group
Issue: May 2021
Section: Original article

Older adults have been the part of the population most burdened by COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the disease mortality rate was reported to rise, in men and women, from 4.6% and 2.5% among those aged 30-39 years to 61% and 48% in individuals older than 80 years, respectively [1]. The age-related trend in mortality and the greater vulnerability of the male gender were confirmed worldwide [2–4].

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