A recent medical study found that the emerging corona virus that causes Covid-19 disease may be much more dangerous than we expected for the youth group, and that young people in America are currently dying at historical rates.
Researchers including Jeremy Samuel Faust, Harlan M. Kromholz, Rochelle B. Alinsky, by conducting this study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The authors of the study also wrote an article in the New York Times in which they said that young people are dying at historical rates, adding, “We found that among adults in the United States between the ages of 25 and 44 years during the period from March to the end of last July. There were nearly 12,000 more deaths than would be expected based on historical criteria. “
In fact, July appears to be the deadliest month for this age group in recent American history. An average of 11,000 young Americans have died this month over the past 20 years, and that number has ballooned to more than 16,000 this year.
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“It is true that deaths among adults between the ages of 25 and 44 years account for less than 3% of Covid-19 deaths in the United States, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. But what we thought before about the relative harm of Covid-19 among younger adults,” the researchers said. Not confirmed by the data. “
“In the past, it took us a long time to respond to epidemics of opioid painkillers and HIV (AIDS) when young people started dying in large numbers. Now that we have similar information about Covid-19 we must address it immediately,” they added.
“We need to adjust our messaging and policies, awareness in the coming weeks and months is imperative. We need to tell young people that they are in danger and that they need to wear masks and make safer choices about social distancing,” the researchers said.
This is even more important now – these researchers say – that safe and effective vaccines have become a reality. Healthy young people rank low on the vaccine launch priority list. This means, “behavior modification now could save thousands of young lives next year.”
In July, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned young people that they are not immune to the threat of the Corona virus, while in some countries they deal lightly with it, which leads to increased rates of virus transmission.
“We said it and we say it again: Young people can be infected, they can die, they can transmit the virus,” Ghebreyesus said during a press conference at the time. He urged this group to “take the same precautions as others to protect themselves from the virus and protect others.”
He insisted that “young people must be at the forefront of change” in the new social situations introduced by the epidemic, such as physical distancing, hand washing and masking when they cannot be moved away.
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