5/22/2013 – A Benefit of Aging: Flu Protection

Age has its privileges, and a new study suggests that one of them may be immunity to some flu pandemics.

In ordinary seasonal flu, people over 65 are generally at higher risk for death. But in each of the 20th-century flu pandemics — the global outbreaks that struck in 1918-19, 1957 and 1968-69 — those under 65 were most likely to die.

Read the full article at The New York Times.