We already know that COVID-19 hit older adults and those with a few underlying health conditions suffer harder than the rest. But, new data suggested that the Millenials might be falling seriously sick from the new deadly disease.

Here’s everything you need to know about the coronavirus in the Millenials:

  • New evidence from the U.S., as well as Europe, suggested that younger people aren’t as invulnerable to COVID-19 as previously presumed.
  • In the U.S., about 38% of those hospitalized were younger than 55, mentioned NPR.
  • About 18% of them were between 45 to 55 years old.
  • Data from China revealed that young individuals are falling seriously ill and is the direst for those undiagnosed health conditions.
  • Per the French health ministry official, 50% of the COVID-19 patients treated in ICUs in Paris were younger than 65 and 50% of those ICU patients in the Netherlands were under 50.
  • In Italy, about a quarter of the 28,000 infected patients are 19-50 years old, mentioned the National Post.

The CDC could only confirm the COVID-19 patient’s age in about 2,500 cases. That clearly explains that the numbers are constantly shifting and that these reports are only preliminary. But, to be sure, individuals of all ages alike should take the disease seriously. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has urged everyone- young or old, healthy or sick- to stay home as much as possible.

This new data that even younger adults are equally vulnerable to the deadly disease is a good reminder that no one really is immune to COVID-19 yet and that every one of us has a role to play in flattening the curve.

“For younger adults, the bottom line is there is still a small percentage that can get a severe disease. In the overwhelming majority of cases, they do okay,” the TIME quoted Dr. George Anesi, director of the Medical Critical Care Bioresponse team at Penn Medicine. “Older adults need to be most vigilant of all, but any adult of any age is certainly at risk. We need a full societal commitment to this. Life is going to look different for a while, and that’s important to be able to turn the tide on this,” Anesi added.

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