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Covid ‘Doesn’t Discriminate by Age’: Serious Cases on the Rise in Younger Adults  

By Editor - Tue May 04, 3:44 am

After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: young and middle-aged adults make up a growing share of the patients in covid-19 hospital wards. This story also ran on NPR . It can be republished for free. It’s both a sign of the country’s success in protecting the elderly through vaccination and an urgent reminder that younger generations will pay a heavy price if the outbreak is allowed to simmer in communities across the country. “We’re now seeing people in their 30s, 40s and 50s — young people who are really sick,” said  Dr. Vishnu Chundi , a specialist in infectious diseases and chair of the Chicago Medical Society’s covid-19 task force. “Most of them make it, but some do not

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Covid ‘Doesn’t Discriminate by Age’: Serious Cases on the Rise in Younger Adults

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