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The young are also being maimed and killed by Covid

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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The New York Times:

What we believed before about the relative harmlessness of Covid-19 among younger adults has simply not been borne out by emerging data. … New research shows that July may have been the deadliest month for young adults in modern American history.

Pandemics have always been powered by ignorance even more than pathogens. History may show our overconfidence in the imperviousness of the young to be one of the most dangerous examples of misinformation and ignorance in this pandemic. Read more: “People Thought Covid-19 Was Relatively Harmless for Younger Adults. They Were Wrong.