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Getting Answers: Are younger people more susceptible to coronavirus than we thought?

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(WKOW) -- In the U.S., we're seeing more cases of younger people going to hospitals with coronavirus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says more young Americans will need to be hospitalized in the future.

"We are starting to see young individuals in their 30s and their 40s who have no underlying condition that would predispose them to complications who are getting very seriously ill, requiring intensive care," said Dr. Fauci.

Fauci added it is important for younger people to understand that even though serious coronavirus cases and fatalities are skewed toward the elderly and those with underlying conditions, younger people are not immune to the virus.

"Don't think that you're exempt from not only serious illness but from the fact that you might be spreading the infection. That's why everybody has got to pitch in - everybody."

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