I’m young(ish) and healthy, do I really need to worry about catching COVID-19?

Clinical Symptoms Infection and Spread

A: While the most serious risk for complications and mortality is still at older ages and those with co-morbidities, the course of disease in younger and middle-aged adults is proving highly unpredictable.

“There’s a big difference in how people handle this virus,” says Robert Murphy, a professor of medicine and the director of the Center for Global Communicable Diseases at Northwestern University. “It’s very unusual. None of this variability really fits with any other diseases we’re used to dealing with.”

We are learning more every day about the role of the immune system in COVID-19 and how we might treat these seeming over-reactions.

In the meantime, given the unpredictability of who will have such severe reactions, please maintain your social distancing and other precautions as if your life (and those of others) depends on it!

Article from The Atlantic

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