March 19, 2020
A top official on the White House coronavirus task force issued an ominous warning on Wednesday, declaring that more millennials in Italy and France had gotten sick than anticipated because they failed to heed warnings about large gatherings after initials warnings that focused on the elderly.
“There are concerning reports coming out of France and Italy about some young people getting seriously ill, and very seriously ill, in the ICU,” Dr. Deborah Birx said at the White House daily briefing on the pandemic.
Part of the cause may be that health officials worldwide may have minimized the risk to young people compared to the elderly.
“We think part of this may be that people heeded the early data coming out of China and coming out of South Korea about the elderly or those with pre-existing medical conditions were at particular risk,” Birx said.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:55 am