CORONAVIRUS WHO points the finger at young people – 19.08.2020


The World Health Organization insists on the danger that young people pose in the spread of coronavirus. If at the beginning of the pandemic there was talk only of the vulnerability of the elderly to the virus, now the attention was turned to the other side. The World Health Organization has warned that people aged 20, 30 and 40 who do not know they are infected with the new coronavirus are spreading it. The proportion of young people who have been infected has increased, the WHO said. Thus, the lives of the most vulnerable are endangered if people socialize without realizing that they are carriers of the coronavirus.

“The epidemic is changing,” said Takeshi Kasai, WHO’s regional director. “What we are seeing is not a simple comeback. We think it is a signal that we have entered a new phase of the Asia-Pacific pandemic.” Outbreaks have emerged in recent weeks in countries such as Vietnam, where the spread of coronavirus appeared to be kept under control. Several European countries, such as France and Spain, have seen a significant increase in the number of cases in the last two weeks, with authorities stressing that young people are not following the rules of physical distance. Worldwide, more than 21.8 million cases and more than 774,000 deaths have been reported worldwide since the discovery of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, China, at the end of last year, according to Johns Hopkins University. The situation seems to be getting out of control again in 19 European countries, where the number of cases of coronavirus infection is rising alarmingly. According to data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, these states have cumulatively recorded, in the last 14 days, over 20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.


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