COVID VARIANTS: Indian, Brazilian, English, a STUDY reveals why they are more dangerous even for young people
VARIANTS are DANGEROUS for young peopleThe variants of the coronavirus, the most widespread in Europe, are also more dangerous for the Young people. The peculiarity is the increase of risk of hospitalization both in the medical departments and in the intensive care units in the age groups between 20 and 39, as well as between 40 and 59, but even among those under the age of 19.
The indications come from the analysis published on Eurosurveillance, a scientific journal of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Ecdc), which takes into account data relating to English (B.1.1.7), South African (B.1.351) and Brazilian (P.1) variant, in seven European countries, including Italy. According to what is reported in the article, this figure indicates “The need to rapidly reach high levels of vaccination coverage and to adhere to public health measures aimed at reto reduce the incidence of the SarsCoV2 virus“. The authors of the research also ask for a lot of diagnostic tests and traceability of infections to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
The analysis, also reported by the newspaper Corriere della Sera, was initiated after the observation of the higher rates of infection in young people found in Great Britain, but also following the increase in hospitalizations of people under 60 in Germany and the increase in hospitalizations also in Denmark, due to the South African variant. The research covered about 23,300 cases attributable to variants, selected from 3.2 million cases in seven countries: Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal. The period considered is the one that runs from mid-September 2020 to mid-March 2021. Out of 23,343 variants, 19,995 cases related to Vocs, the Variants of concern, or those that cause concern.
In these countries the English variant it is the most widespread and has also been found in 3,730 children and children up to 19 years. Fewer cases in the more advanced age groups. The risk of hospitalization is three times greater in the 20-39 age group and 2.3 times higher in the 40-59 age group, while intensive care admissions are considered similar. For the South African variant the diffusion is vast between the ages of 20 and 29 (147 cases, 33.7%) and under the age of 19 (13.8%). With this variant, the risk of hospitalization is about 3.5 times greater for the 40-59 year old group (with an increase in cases in intensive care too). There Brazilian variant it was found above all in the 40-59 age group (30.7%) and under 19 (22.4%). The risk of hospitalization, on the other hand, increases between 3 and 13.1 times in groups 20-39, 40-59 and 60-79. While ICU admissions increase from 2.9 to 13.9 times in groups 40-59, 60-79 and in the over 80s.