INFLAMMATION AT THE CROSSROADS: THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF COVID-19, AGEING, AND AIR POLLUTION
P.J. Martin, S. Billet, Y. Landkocz, B. Fougère
J Frailty Aging 2021;10(3)281-285
The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted different vulnerability profiles among individuals. With the highest mortality rate, the elderly are a very sensitive group. With regard to the main symptoms, a failure of the respiratory system, associated with deregulation of the immune system, has been observed. These symptoms may also be encountered in chronic exposure of susceptible populations to air pollution, including exacerbation of the inflammatory response. Is there a relationship between age, pollution exposure and the severity of COVID-19? Although it is unclear how these parameters are related, the same pathways can be activated and appear to find a common mechanism of action in inflammation.
P.J. Martin ; S. Billet ; Y. Landkocz ; B. Fougère (2021): Inflammation at the Crossroads: the Combined Effects of COVID-19, Ageing, and Air Pollution. The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2021.8