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Why Coronavirus Is Making Young Americans Really Sick

Most young people infected with the virus will survive, but what’s different in the ones who won’t?

A man waves from a bus in a neighborhood in the Queens borough, which has one of the highest infection rates of coronavirus.

TThe novel coronavirus primarily afflicts the elderly, with people over 65 at a higher risk for severe disease and death: At least that was the message coming out of China and Italy, lulling people who don’t…



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Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental