The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are now publishing scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between May 26 and June 3; all are free to access:
APOE E4 Genotype Predicts Severe COVID-19 in the UK Biobank Community Cohort: Letter to the editor in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences by Chia-Ling Kuo, PhD, Luke C. Pilling, PhD, Janice L. Atkins, PhD, Jane A. H. Masoli, MBChB, João Delgado, PhD, George A. Kuchel, MD, and David Melzer, MBBCh, PhD
COVID-19 Worries and Behavioral Changes in Older and Younger Men and Women: Research report in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences by Sarah J. Barber, PhD, and Hyunji Kim, MA
Age differences in COVID-19 risk perceptions and mental health: Evidence from a national US survey conducted in March 2020: Research report in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences by Wändi Bruine de Bruin, PhD
Understanding and Addressing Older Adults' Needs During COVID-19: Editorial in Innovation in Aging by Laura P. Sands, PhD, FGSA, Steven M. Albert, PhD, FGSA, and J. Jill Suitor, PhD, FGSA
- Understanding Ageism and COVID-19 [https://www.geron.org/images/gsa/reframing/AgeismInfographic_final.pdf], which highlights several false narratives about older adults in the pandemic and reframes them in the context of science.
- Aging and Immunity: Why Older Adults Are Highly Susceptible to Diseases Like COVID-19 [https://www.geron.org/images/navp/AgingImmunity_FINAL.pdf], which addresses why older adults are highly susceptible to diseases like COVID-19 and how manufacturers are compressing the timeline to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society -- and its 5,500+ members -- is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA's structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational section, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.