New C.D.C. (Centre for Disease Control) data shows that nearly 40 percent of patients which were hospitalised because of the virus were of the age 20 to 54. Although risk of dying still remains significantly higher in older people.
Latest data suggests that Americans of all age groups are under threat, and not just people in their 60’s and above.
“It’s not just going to be the elderly. There will be people age 20 and up. They do have to be careful, even if they think that they’re young and healthy.” – Stephen S. Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, told an interview with the New York Times.
Experts have also claimed that if this many younger people are being hospitalised, that also means that there are a lot of young people in the community that are walking around with the infection.