The who reports that the gradual lifting of quarantine measures in particular. in Europe, not only led to the emergence of – well, as experts believe, predictable – no new foci of infection. but also to the changing age profile of those who become infected with coronavirus and ill COVID-19.
Now it’s not older people, and, on the contrary, those who are under 40.
Experts say that the reason is in the behavior of the young, and that they do not always observe precautions.
Hans Kluge, the regional Director (Europe), made a statement to the press: “we Need to be very careful, because if young people become virus carriers, then they, by definition, more contacts, including with the part of the population that is at risk. You want to work on all fronts, including in social networks, bloggers, popular among young people, opinion leader, but you need to refrain from trying to blame it generally leads nowhere, that’s counterproductive, that’s the worst thing you can do.”
The growing number of infections among young people – a phenomenon characteristic of virtually the entire European continent.
This also applies to those countries where the total number of infected goes down, like, for example. in Sweden, but the number of virus carriers among young people is increased.
In Ireland at the moment over 60% of confirmed cases COVID-19 – among those less than 45 years.