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Coronavirus 2020

CDC Reports Younger Patients Hospitalized for Covid-19

By Robin Postell

The Centers for Disease Control released a report that though the oldest patients are most at risk for dying from Covid-19, younger patients are catching it, too.

Of 508 patients known to have been hospitalized, 38 percent were between 20 and 54.

Almost half of the 121 patients who were admitted to intensive care units were adults under 65, the CDC reported.

Twenty percent of the hospitalized patients and 12 percent of the intensive care patients were between the ages of 20 and 44, basically spanning the millennial generation.

Mortality remains highest for older people, particularly if they have cardiovascular issues, diabetes, obesity, or pulmonary issues, such as asthma or COPD.

Covid-19 does not discriminate by age or nationality. Almost every country on the planet now reports cases.

Writer and photographer since age 7, I took it pro when I turned 21, freelancing for newspapers and magazines internationally. Now, I'm shifting gears looking for new adventures, both personally and professionally - the two have, frequently, been synonymous. A writer must adapt to the tsunami of technology and information in this brave new world. I'm game. R

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