#6 Are young people at risk of contracting coronavirus?
Seniors are at greater risk of getting coronavirus, but the virus is also infecting young victims, so being young doesn’t make you any less vulnerable to COVID-19.
“We are starting to see young individuals in their 30s and their 40s who have no underlying condition that would predispose them to complications who are getting very seriously ill, requiring intensive care,” Fauci told CNN.
“Overwhelmingly, it’s still the elderly and those with underlying conditions,” he added. “But that’s one of the pleas we make to the younger people. Don’t think that you’re exempt from not only serious illness but from the fact that you might be spreading the infection.”
Fauci discussed more about COVID-19 and young people in his interview with Noah. “Even though you are young, you are not absolutely invulnerable,” he said.
He also added that even though young people may not become seriously ill due to COVID-19, “you can infect another person, who would then infect a vulnerable person, who would then die. You go home, you infect grandma, grandpa, and your sick uncle. So you have a responsibility not only to protect yourself but you almost have a societal, moral responsibility to protect other people.”
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I have a question for Dr Fauci. Some young people in my family who have never had children, but plan to, are afraid that the vaccine will change their Dna in a way that will affect their ofspring or future generations. Can you tell me why they are wrong? Why that will not happen.