‘It’s very troubling’: alarm grows over Covid-19 spike among young Americans

Doctors are seeing more and more young patients – and health experts are urging young people to take the virus seriously

Until recently, the majority of coronavirus cases that Dr Quinn Snyder, an emergency doctor at one of Arizona’s largest emergency departments, saw were older people. But since mid-May, when the state’s stay-at-home order was lifted, and particularly after the Memorial Day holiday, the demographic has shifted.

Snyder says he has seen an “explosion” in cases among 20-44 year-olds.

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