Gee, more bad news.
Courtesy of MSN:
Most young people infected with the coronavirus won’t become seriously ill, but a growing number of young patients report being sick for weeks on end. The nation’s top disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said it may take a while to understand whether these people suffer from long-term illnesses.
“It’s the people who really get knocked out badly, particularly those who require hospitalization, that it’s going to take months to a year or more to determine if there are any long-lasting, deleterious consequences of the infection,” Fauci said during a conversation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday. “We just don’t know that now. We haven’t had enough time.”
Fauci’s comments follow a drastic rise in coronavirus infections among young adults in the US. People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s represent roughly half of cases in coronavirus hotspots like Arizona and Texas, while people ages 18 to 34 represent more than a third of cases in Florida and California.
“If you look at what’s going on with the new infections, the median age is about a decade and a half younger than it was a few months ago,” Fauci said.
This could have dangerous effects on transmission, he added.
“My message to young people is consider your responsibility to yourself, but also the societal responsibility,” Fauci said. “By allowing yourself to get infected, you are propagating the pandemic.”
Fauci said some patients may develop ‘post-infection syndromes’
As coronavirus cases rise, doctors have started to identify a wider range of symptoms among patients in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.
“I’ve never seen an infection with this broad range of manifestations,” Fauci said. Some young people, he added, “can be knocked on their back and brought to their knees pretty quickly.”
Young people who think they can get infected with this virus and then simply move on with their lives are fooling themselves.
This virus seems to have several different levels of kicking your ass, and if it does not take you out with its first attack, it can still fuck you up down the road.
The best approach is with an overabundance with caution today, so that you do not have to live with regret later.
Or worse yet your loved ones do not have to mourn your arrogance at your grave site.