There is a public figure/writer on the Internet which plays a sort of "informal journalist", who stated in a tweet (without a source), that "Italy is hit hard, experts say, because they have the oldest population in Europe."
Now this can be interpreted in two ways. That death rates are higher because of this (it makes sense), or that the disease is spread faster because of this. Could this last idea be true?
Is an old population a contributing factor for the spread of the disease, or does the disease infect younger and older populations in the same way?