Young people warned to listen to advice on coronavirus
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On Wednesday’s briefing at the White House President Trump and the top US health official warned young people to “heed the advice” on coronavirus.
This advice includes social distancing and being wary of the coronavirus pandemic even though young people do not fall in the highest risk groups.
Health official Dr. Deborah Birx said that the coronavirus task force is concerned about reports indicating that more young people are becoming seriously ill from coronavirus.
According to Birx the reports suggests that young people may have continued to be exposed to the virus because they weren’t concerned about being at risk.
She said there are concerning reports coming out of France and Italy that some young people are getting seriously ill.
She said the task force has “not seen any significant mortality in children.”
On Wednesday Trump, who initially downplayed concerns about the virus, said his initial comments were aimed at keeping people calm.
He said he has seen young people gathering at beaches and restaurants and that they shouldn’t be gathering.
He also said young people “don’t realize they could be carrying lots of bad things home to their grandmother and grandfather and even their parents,” and wants them to listen to the advice.
Posted – 3.19.20