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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 07:41 AM

UN: 95% of Europe's virus dead over 60 but young not immune

Source: AP

By JAMEY KEATEN

GENEVA (AP) — More than 95% of those who have died of coronavirus in Europe have been over 60 but young people should not be complacent, the head of the World Health Organization’s office in Europe said Thursday.

Dr. Hans Kluge said age is not the only risk factor for getting a severe case of the virus that has put billions under lockdown and upended the world economy.

“The very notion that COVID-19 only affects older people is factually wrong,” he said at an online news conference in Copenhagen. “Young people are not invincible.”

Those comments echoed similar statements from WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.



In this photo provided by the French Army Thursday, April 2, 2020, medical staffs evacuate a patient infected with the Covid-19 virus, Wednesday April 1, 2020 at Orly airport, south of Paris. The operation aims at relieving hospitals in the Paris region, hardly hit by the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Julien Fechter/DICOD via AP)


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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 07:46 AM

1. Ct Governor Lamont yesterday reported 6 week old baby died and had the virus.

Can't imagine the pain

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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:02 AM

2. Higher rates of death for older people

Are also indicative of the triaging of ventilators d/t an overwhelmed healthcare system and the fact that many just died at home, no room at the hospitals.

Which is why older people should adhere to the social isolation guidelines.

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