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During a media briefing on Wednesday, the World Health Organization’s director general delivered a message for young people: “You are not invincible” and are vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
“This virus could put you in the hospital for weeks or even kill you,” he said.
While original reports about the virus emphasized how older people and those with certain health conditions are most at risk, it’s become clear that younger people can get seriously ill or die too.
While most warnings about the novel coronavirus have focused on vulnerable populations, including older adults and those with underlying conditions, the World Health Organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, directed a message on Wednesday to a different group: young people.
“Although older people