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Surge in Younger Covid-19 Infections Could Worsen the Pandemic

Scientists aren’t exactly sure why, but the consequences could be significant

Friends chat as they relax on South Beach in Miami Beach, FL on Friday, June 19, 2020. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

While new U.S. cases of Covid-19 spike to record highs, a worrying trend is emerging: Diagnosed infections are soaring among younger people, with the majority of new cases in several regions now being seen among people under age…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.