Recent evidence from Europe and the U.S. suggest that younger adults aren’t as immune to the novel coronavirus that’s circulating worldwide as an original thought.
Initial data though indicated by China that elderly people and those with other health conditions were most vulnerable, young people from twenty-somethings to those in their early forties, are falling seriously ill. Many require intensive care, according to reports from Italy and France.
The risk is particularly dire for those with ailments that haven’t yet been diagnosed.
“It may have been that the millennial generation, our largest generation, our future generation that will carry us through for the next multiple decades, there may be a disproportional number of infections among that group,” Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said in a press conference on Wednesday, citing the reports.
According to Bloomberg, the recent data-carrying all the facts of coronavirus shows us the truth.
In Italy, one of the hardest-hit country in Europe, almost a quarter of the nearly 28,000 coronavirus patients are between the ages of 19 and 50, according to data website Statista.
Similar trends have been seen in the U.S. among nearly 2,500 of the first coronavirus cases in the U.S., 705 were aged 20 to 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Between 15% and 20% eventually ended up in the hospital, including as many as 4% who needed intensive care. Few died.
According to Bloomberg, In a White House press conference President Donald Trump talked about how COVID19 can be infectious as the young lot is busy partying, going to the beach and hanging out at bars.
As college campuses close down and students have to leave the students to expose the virus to their family members at home.
Finding their academic years abbreviated and graduation plans shattered, many are driving or flying home, where they risk exposing their parents and grandparents to Covid-19.