A Stunned World Battles the Coronavirus, Younger People in France and Italy are Falling Ill Too Now

Wednesday, 100’s of millions of people worldwide were adjusting to once-in-a-generation measures to battle the coronavirus crisis that is not only killing the old and vulnerable but also threatening prolonged economic misery.

 Younger people in France and Italy are falling seriously ill from coronavirus, a worrying development that suggests young adults are more susceptible to becoming sick than earlier thought, a White House official said Wednesday.

There are concerning reports coming out of France and Italy about young people getting very seriously ill,” White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx said at a White House briefing.

“It may have been that the millennial generation – our largest generation, our future generation that will carry us through for the next multiple decades – there may be a disproportionate number of infections among that group,” she said. “And so, even if it’s a rare occurrence, it may be seen more frequently in that group and evident now.”

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