Coronavirus is again surging in Los Angeles County, and that has prompted calls for people to stay home as much as possible and led to discussions about a possible curfew or additional restrictions on businesses. The disease is spiking across the county, affecting all age groups , but some remain most vulnerable. While the age of COVID patients has declined, older people are still dying at very high rates from the illness. And young people gathering with those outside their households remains a major problem, officials say. The spread of the virus by young adults is resulting in the deaths of L. People 80 and older are seeing significant increases in serious illness. Officials are sounding the alarm about the rapid spread of the coronavirus and have warned that more restrictions could come, even a possible curfew.
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As coronavirus cases rise exponentially in some European countries, some officials are blaming young adults in their 20s in 30s for driving the increase. UK health minister Matt Hancock said that young people ignoring social distancing measures were responsible for the recent rise in cases in the United Kingdom, with young adults having a higher incidence rate than others. Public Health France has said repeatedly the virus has been circulating particularly among young adults between the ages of 20 and
To what extent is COVID-19 a risk for young adults?
Please enter a valid email. The coronavirus pandemic in the U. Driving the news: Adults aged were responsible for the vast majority of virus transmission last year, even after schools reopened in the fall, according to a new study published in Science. Why it matters: The U. Millions more Americans could be infected before a substantial portion of the population is vaccinated, making transmission patterns deeply relevant. By the numbers: Three-quarters of new infections originated from adults until mid-August of last year. Adults contributed the most to spread. Between the lines: Young and middle-aged adults "naturally have most contacts to other adults aged 20 and above, which are more susceptible" to the virus, and they were more mobile from April on, per the study. The bottom line: "This suggests that additional interventions to adults aged , including rapid mass vaccination if vaccines prove to block transmission, could bring resurgent COVID epidemics under control," the authors conclude.
A new study reaffirms that although severe coronavirus illness and death impact the elderly the most, younger adults are the cause of the spread. The report, which was published in Science on Tuesday, noted that deaths during the late summer and fall were mostly among people over 50 years old and not the younger population. As the country begins to continue to come back from the second surge in cases and increases vaccination, the paper's authors called for young adults to heed health warnings to curb the spread.