President Donald Trump’s Administration Coordinator of Coronavirus Task Force, Dr Deborah Birx has warned youths to stop socializing in groups, adding that they have the potential of contracting and spreading the virus faster.
“You have the potential then to spread it to someone who does have a condition that none of us knew about, and cause them to have a disastrous outcome,” Dr Birx said
According to the report issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that of the 508 coronavirus patients known to have been hospitalized in the U.S., 38 per cent were notably younger — between 20 and 54. And nearly half of the 121 sickest patients studied — those who were admitted to intensive care units — were adults under 65.
In the C.D.C. report, 20 per cent of the hospitalized patients and 12 per cent of the intensive care patients were between the ages of 20 and 44, basically spanning the millennial generation.
American adults of all ages, not just those in their 70s, 80s and 90s — are being seriously sickened by the coronavirus, according to a report on nearly 2,500 cases in the United States.
The reports state further that as in other countries — the oldest patients were at greatest risk of becoming seriously ill or dying.
“I think everyone should be paying attention to this,” said Stephen S. Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University. “It’s not just going to be the elderly. There will be people age 20 and up.”