In 2015 William Fallon the founder of Life Extension Foundation and the Age Reversal Network gave a presentation about the decline in immune function that occurs as people age past 40-50 years. The purpose of this talk was to emphasize the need to support human research aimed at reversing immune senescence.
What was new to many people in 2015 is now common knowledge. Older persons stricken with COVID-19 suffer higher morbidity and mortality compared to most younger individuals.
And while the novel coronavirus has captured the public’s attention, the best long-term strategy to minimize risk from the current pandemic, as well as from future infectious diseases, is to rejuvenate older immune systems.
Immune restoration will reduce the huge numbers of people worldwide who perish each year from influenza, cancer, sepsis, and frailty. I look forward to a future in which I won’t have to educate aged individuals to restore functional immunity.