The coronavirus pandemic is being driven by people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who don’t know they’re infected, according to WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is being driven by people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who don’t know they’re infected, according to WHO
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The coronavirus is being spread largely by younger people, many of whom are unaware they are infected, according to the World Health Organization.

WHO officials said on Tuesday that the proportion of young people infected with the virus had risen and continued to rise and that they were putting elderly people and other vulnerable groups at risk.

“The epidemic is changing,” WHO’s Western Pacific regional director, Takeshi Kasai, said at a virtual briefing in comments reported by Reuters.

“People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are increasingly driving the spread,” he said. “Many are unaware they are infected. This increases the risk of spillovers to the more vulnerable.”

Source: Business Insider

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