Most people in the 20s,30s,and 40s age group are asymptomatic: WHO

Most people in the 20s,30s,and 40s age group are asymptomatic: WHO


The World Health Organization has now raised concerns that the novel coronavirus spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s; many of which were unaware they were infected, posing a danger to vulnerable groups.


According to WHO officials ,in the month of August, the proportion of younger people among those infected had risen globally.


Putting at risk vulnerable sectors of the population worldwide, including the elderly and sick people in densely populated areas with weak health services.


“The epidemic is changing,” WHO Western Pacific regional director, Takeshi Kasai, told a virtual briefing.



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“People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are increasingly driving the spread.


Many are unaware they are infected.”


“This increases the risk of spillovers to the more vulnerable,” he added.


A surge in new cases has prompted some countries to re-impose curbs; as companies race to find a vaccine for a virus that has battered economies.


Which has killed more than 770,000 people and infected nearly 22 million, according to a Reuters tally.


WHO also reminded drugmakers to follow all necessary research and development steps when creating a vaccine.

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