The Coronavirus Is Sending Lots Of Younger People To The Hospital

“A very small proportion of those aged under 19 years have developed severe (2.5%) or critical disease (0.2%),” the WHO’s report on China’s outbreak stated. Some people interpreted those findings to mean they were safe. But “I’m just not sure we can extrapolate from the published Chinese data to what the experience will be like in the USA,” said Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at the University of California at Irvine.