‘Know It All’ Millennials Being Hospitalized!
The call for social distancing was championed because experts said it was the best way to protect the immunocompromised. Most assumed that meant the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions. And so, millennials put on a cloak of invisibility.
But as the cases of coronavirus surge, we’ve learned the virus does not discriminate. March 18, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 20 percent of the patients hospitalized with coronavirus were between the ages of 20 and 44.
Among patients admitted to an ICU, millennials made up 12 percent, with the majority of ICU patients were aged 65–84 years – at 46 percent.
Not only are young people being infected, they are experiencing the very real, and very harsh symptoms of the virus.
“Younger people may feel more confident about their ability to withstand a virus like this,” Dr. Christopher Carlsten, head of respiratory medicine at the University of British Columbia, told the New York Times. He added, “if that many younger people are being hospitalized, that means that there are a lot of young people in the community that are walking around with the infection.”
Tarek1_1_1, posted an image onto Instagram of him lying in the hospital bed at Mount Sinai West in New York. Warning fellow young people that they can get infected and have serious conditions, “Here’s my story with coronavirus, especially for young people who think this virus isn’t dangerous. .😷🤒🤕 I started feeling chills and my body felt weak on March 8th, I thought it is a normal cold/flu that will heal soon.” Read more of his story here.
His image received over 450k likes.
The report from the CDC did not account for underlying risk factors among the patient, like chronic illness or a compromised immune system. So, we cannot be sure whether those young patients were immunocompromised.
Whatever the case may be, it would be arrogant for any age group to downplay the risk of this virus.
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University of Tampa Students Test Positive For Covid-19 After Spring Break
The University of Tampa reported that five of its students tested positive for COVID-19 during spring break.
The UT students were on spring break vacation before testing positive, the university announced on Twitter. The school didn’t specify exactly where the students visited or if all of them were living on the university campus.
This comes just after videos and photos showed large crowds of spring-breakers in Florida. Many watched and criticized the spring breakers because many kept their travel plans after President Trump’s recommendations to refrain from gathering in groups of 10 or more.
“If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I’m not gonna let it stop me from partying,” said one spring breaker.
“We sincerely wish our students, and any others who may be affected, a full and rapid recovery,” UT posted on Twitter Saturday night.
Many in the nation wondered why Florida kept its popular beaches open during the Spring Break season.
But not all Florida officials were in agreement about this leniency.
Florida attorney has filed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for failing to close down the beaches during the pandemic.
The suit was filed by Daniel Uhlfelder late Friday evening and request that DeSantis close all of the state’s beaches.
By Friday, the DeSantis got the message and closed the beaches in Broward and Palm Beach County and advised his residents to listen to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines on social distancing if going to the state’s other beaches.
Florida’s restaurants and nightclubs will also be shut down for the next month.
On March 17, University of Tampa switched to online classes.
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12-Year-Old Atlanta Girl ‘Battling For Her Life’ After Testing Positive For Coronavirus
A 12-year-old girl who resides in Atlanta had no prior conditions, has tested positive for coronavirus. CNN reports that she is “battling for her life” in the emergency clinic, she had pneumonia on March 15th and tested positive for coronavirus on Friday night. She is now on a ventilator and is in stable condition.
The news is confirmed by Atlanta Children’s Hospital; “The patient remains in isolation, and we have consistently used appropriate precautions. Additional details will not be released due to patient privacy laws,” said Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite Hospital spokeswoman Jessica Pope.
In China, out of the 731 affirmed and 1,412 associated cases with Covid-19 in kids, one youngster, a 14-year-old, did die. Almost 6% of kids’ cases were severe, in contrast to 18.5% of adults.
Young adults and children have proven to have better outcomes than the elderly, but no person is immune to the virus.
On Wednesday, March 18th, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports show younger people are making up a significant portion of hospitalizations. Up to 20% hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States are young adults ages 20 to 44.
In the report, the cases of known ages in the US were about 2,500 patients; there were no ICU admissions reported for patients under age 19.
Anthony told CNN he had the young mother’s approval to tell her story and want people to know the seriousness of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“I know first hand how dangerous it is,” he said. “Everyone keeps saying, ‘it doesn’t impact younger people.’ But here’s a 12-year-old fighting for her life. People need to practice social distancing. People need to take care of their children. People need to take this seriously.”
According to CNN Health, there are 620 confirmed of coronavirus in Georgia, including 25 deaths as of 1:00 p.m. on March 23rd.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp will have a COVID19 update today at 5 p.m. with the Georgia Department of Public Health. The people of Georgia are begging on social media to issue a statewide shutdown.
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