The coronavirus pandemic is changing: now young people are at risk

The coronavirus pandemic is mutating, according to Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific. A second wave of disease is starting in many countries, and this time the younger population is most affected.

The coronavirus began to actively infect people between the ages of 20 and 40. As before, in most cases, the disease proceeds almost without symptoms and the person may not even know that he is sick. In this situation, a threat to the environment is created, which also eventually becomes infected.

The epidemic is changing, Kasai said. Now people in their 30s have become the driving force. Now there is not only a revival of the pandemic, but a new stage in the fight against it, which may be more difficult. The current situation creates an increased risk of infection in older people and citizens with weak immunity. Controlling the disease will become more and more difficult.

The WHO has once again presented not the most rosy forecasts for the near future. The situation will only get worse every month, so the international emergency regime was extended until November this year. Most countries are experiencing a second wave of the pandemic, while in some it will be the third.

Experts ask you to take a responsible approach to the issues of wearing masks, keeping distance, washing hands and disinfecting things. The authorities do not want to introduce a new quarantine for economic reasons, so the emphasis will be on compliance with precautionary measures.

Today in the world there are more than 22 million cases, of which more than 780 thousand people have died. On average, about a million new cases are diagnosed a week. All hope is for a vaccine that is being actively developed in a number of countries.

By Cindy
In Other
October 3, 2020

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