New WHO Study Argue That Young People Boost COVID-19 Spread

The infection rate of COVID-19 is boosted by people between the age of 20 to 40 who have no idea that they have been infected since the experience mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, according to a new study elaborated by the World Health Organization.

Since these people do not feel that something is wrong, they will continue their regular activities and pass the virus to other humans as they go to work, commute, or visit a shop or other populated places.

Risky contact

Healthy people may not worry about the risk of getting infected by vulnerable categories like the elderly, or people who require long-term care can face dire complications if they become infected. The risk to be become infected is higher in urban areas with a dense population, and rural areas were social distancing rules are laxer.

Out of six million cases observed by the WHO from February to July, a large number of cases have been observed among children and young people.  There are differences between regions, but current statistics infer a clear increase in the number of cases encountered among the young populations.

Explaining the growth

According to some experts, there are some potential explanations for the increase in the number of cases. Younger people tend to take higher risks after lockdowns, and other restrictions may be lifted. Even going to a small-scale party can be risky if one of the participants has COVID-19.

Despite the best efforts of health initiatives from all over the world, the number of COVID-19 cases remains on an ascending trend in most countries around the world. Several laboratories are working on vaccines and drugs that could be used to mitigate the spread of the virus across the world.

More than 21.8 million cases have been recorded across the world, with 13,8 million recoveries.