Home

New CDC Data Shows Young Adults Are A Large Percentage Of COVID-19 Cases Worldwide

By Kelsey Marie

Share

Scrolling through Instagram lately can leave you feeling helpless after seeing people still going out, having house parties, and not taking the preventative measures necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Many people are under the impression that they’re safe since the virus seems to only be affecting the elderly. However, a recent analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studied cases from February 12th to March 16th and determines that 38% of the hospitalized coronavirus patients were younger than 55.

Around the world, the findings are the same. In France, half of the patients treated in intensive care units in Paris were younger than 65. In the Netherlands, half of the ICU patients were younger than 50. 

Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of the U.S. coronavirus task force spoke at a White House news conference on Wednesday saying, “young people getting seriously island very seriously ill in the ICUs.”

President Trump chimed in saying, “We don’t want them [young people] gathering, and I see they do gather, including on beaches and in restaurants, young people. They don’t realize, and they’re feeling invincible.”

Clement Chow, a genetics researcher at the University of Utah has been sharing his experience on Twitter. 

Chow is currently “beating COVID19” and tweeted, “Important point: we really don’t know much about this virus. I’m young and not high risk, yet I am in the ICU with a very severe case.”

At the end of the day, “everybody has risk. Even in young people, there is a percentage that has serious infection,” says Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, the director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. 

The best thing we can do is stay at home and self-isolate no matter how healthy or young you are. 

Share
Travel Noire

Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Data Shows Staying Home Is Building Pent Up Demand For Travel

Data Shows Staying Home Is Building Pent Up Demand For Travel

As stay-at-home orders resume and travel remains limited to essential workers, industries across the country are feeling the financial impact. And it comes to no surprise that the travel industry is taking the hardest hit. A recent study shows that more than half of Americans have either canceled or postponed upcoming travel plans due to the […]

Parker Diakite

Airbnb Provides Free Stays To 100,000 Healthcare Workers & First Responders

Airbnb Provides Free Stays To 100,000 Healthcare Workers & First Responders

First responders are being tested in many ways while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the globe.  Airbnb is the latest business to come forward with an offering to support the world’s current medical heroes. As many medical workers look for housing options closer to work or feel the need to self-quarantine away from family, […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Hundreds of Southwest & American Airlines Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

Hundreds of Southwest & American Airlines Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

Hundreds of employees from Southwest and American Airlines have tested positive for COVID-19 and that number is expected to grow, according to information released by the companies’ unions. At least 100 American Airlines flight attendants and approximately 600 Southwest employees have tested positive for COVID-19, their unions say.  Officials from both companies said they are […]

Parker Diakite