The Team Captain
Joe Gibbs Club Member
- Aug 3, 2009
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- Falls Church, VA
Don't be so sure about the younger people being a lesser threat. They may not die as much from it, but they may be more of a threat as super spreaders:Lotta (and I mean a lot) of NY, NJ, PA vacationers in my area this weekend. Not a good thing from a Covid perspective and on principle. However, since those states decided to actively eliminate their older/more susceptible demographics, these vacationers are almost uniformly younger presenting a lesser threat. /s
Younger people are a factor in surge of COVID-19 cases, analysis shows
Before Memorial Day, the majority of coronavirus cases were found in people 45 and older.
Now, the opposite is true.
People under 45 made up 42% of cases before Memorial Day weekend but 55% of cases reported since then, a new USA TODAY analysis has found.
The trend holds in places where new cases are surging and in those that are not, according to the analysis of data from 25 states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rapid growth in coronavirus infections among younger Americans is one factor behind why some states have broken single-day records this week, and it marks a new phase in a U.S. pandemic that first gained widespread attention with a Washington nursing home outbreak in late February and early March.
Total cases among people younger than 45 have grown nearly twice as fast as for people 65 and older since late May, USA TODAY's analysis of CDC data shows. The younger the age cohort, the more rapid the pace of growth. Had all age groups experienced the same, lower growth rate as seniors, the country would have added 30% fewer new cases over the past month.
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