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Covid-19: Does the Delta variant develop more severe forms in young people?

2021-07-30T21:09:46.009Z

DECRYPTION - The average age of patients hospitalized in Covid-19 services is dropping, a logical consequence of a strong circulation of the virus among young people and a high percentage of vaccination among older people.



Messages have multiplied in recent days on social networks alerting to the increase in the number of young people hospitalized in services dedicated to Covid-19.

The Minister of Health also affirmed Tuesday that we are currently observing "

a rejuvenation of hospitalized patients and in intensive care

".

"

On average, patients admitted to intensive care at this time in France are five years younger than in previous waves,

" continued Olivier Véran.

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Indeed, if we examine the curve of the average age of Covid patients hospitalized and taken care of in intensive care, we observe that it has fallen sharply since the start of the fourth epidemic wave.

But this rejuvenation does not necessarily mean that the virus is more virulent for young age groups.

First of all because if we compare in absolute terms the number of French people between 20 and 39 years old admitted to intensive care compared to previous epidemic waves, we realize that with 92 patients today, we

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Source: lefigaro

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