More people below 60 are testing positive for the coronavirus and the WHO is concerned. In a news report published August 18, 2020 by Reuters, Takeshi Kasai said that people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, many of whom are asymptomatic, are increasingly driving the spread of the virus. Kasai also expressed concerns that this could lead to a spillover of risk to the more vulnerable.
Editor’s Note: As WHO has noted, more young people are being infected by the coronavirus. The question is, should it be a cause of concern? Does this merit the implementation of strict lockdowns? If you have been reading on this website, then you know that the answer to these questions [if you need clarity, you may begin your research through these links No Need To Panic Over Infection Numbers: Deaths Continue To Decrease and Science has spoken: End the lockdown].
One thing that needs to be highlighted in this report is that increasing infection and decreasing burden of disease is a good thing. It means that the healthy population are being exposed to the disease naturally and are developing antibodies and memory T-cells which could neutralize the threat of COVID-19 [this is already happening in Sweden, see Sweden’s COVID-19 experience from the eyes of a Swedish doctor]. Soon, when our bodies have learned how to handle the virus, more of us will only experience mild symptoms, in the same way as we experience the common cold atleast once a year [to understand this idea better, read Immune systems of recovered COVID-19 patients recognize SARS-COV-2, Understanding the immune system of children may be the key to understanding susceptibility to SARS-COV-2, and Our immune system can fight back].
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