The government is making a huge mistake by telling the American public that coronavirus is an illness that mostly affects older people, and that if you’re younger and in good health, you have very little to worry about.
If you don’t give a shit about people like your mother, father, grandparents, or anyone older than you, then you can skip reading the rest of this and continue to live carefree.
Now for everyone else: If you’re young and in good shape, you still have to be just as cautious as someone who is older, because you can easily spread the infection to an older loved one.
The CDC, the Trump administration, state governors, etc., need to stop spreading this message. It gives the illusion that younger people need not worry about a thing and that coronavirus doesn’t apply to them.
If younger people don't take coronavirus seriously, this infection will continue to spread rapidly.
Not only can younger people get and spread coronavirus to anyone, but they can also be killed by this disease.
Li Wenliang, the Chinese whistleblower doctor who first warned doctors about coronavirus on December 30, 2019 (only to have Chinese police tell him to stop “making false comments”), was just 34 years old when he lost his life to the disease a little over a month later.
American cases of confirmed coronavirus infections are about to skyrocket in the next couple of weeks, and an already-fearful country will realize just how important it is to get serious. Hopefully, we can realize this before things get out of control.
As of today, there are more than 3,000 confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases, according to John Hopkins University — with at least 57 deaths.