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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by ogbiwa: 5:49am On Mar 21, 2020
Young people are not immune from coronavirus and must avoid socialising and communicating it to older, more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

The choices made by the young can be "the difference between life and death for someone else", WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

Over 11,000 patients have died from the Covid-19 respiratory illness worldwide.

Nearly 250,000 patients have tested positive overall.

The WHO chief's remarks follow reports that young people in many countries are being complacent about health warnings, because of the greater susceptibility to the virus among older patients.

The coronavirus outbreak was first recorded in China in December. But now the centre of the pandemic is Europe.

In Italy - where the virus has killed more people than in any other country - the death toll rose by 627 on Friday, reaching a total of 4,032, making it the deadliest day for one country since the outbreak began.

What did the WHO say?
Speaking at an online news conference from WHO headquarters in Geneva, Mr Tedros said: "Although older people are hardest hit, younger people are not spared."

He added: "I have a message for young people: You are not invincible, this virus could put you in hospital for weeks or even kill you.

Even if you don't get sick the choices you make about where you go could be the difference between life and death for someone else."

Mr Tedros welcomed developments from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the outbreak originated, which reported no new cases on Thursday.

He said this provided "hope for the rest of the world that even the most severe situation can be turned around".

Studies have show that people of all ages can be infected by the virus - but it is especially dangerous for older people and those with underlying illnesses.

The average age of those who died from Covid-19 in Italy was 78.5 years.

Fewer than 1% of patients under the age of 50 died in China, according to the New York Times. But it was fatal for nearly 15% of those who were over the age of 80.

The WHO is now recommending "physical distance" instead of "social distancing" to help prevent transmission of the virus, Reuters reports.

"We want people to remain connected," said Dr Maria Kerkhove, a WHO epidemiologist, told the news agency.

"So find ways to do that, find ways through the internet and through different social media to remain connected because your mental health going through this (pandemic) is just as important as your physical health," she said.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51982495

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by logon599: 5:50am On Mar 21, 2020
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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by NaijaRoyalty(m): 5:51am On Mar 21, 2020
We don hear
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by GboyegaD(m): 5:52am On Mar 21, 2020
Did anyone say young people are immune? We all should try to keep proper hygiene and maintain social distance as advised.

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by segebase(m): 6:21am On Mar 21, 2020
All putiing for fear to us ...all die na die

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Yenefer(f): 6:36am On Mar 21, 2020
It doesn't matter what happens, this world is left with young people to start over to transcend the hate. China has had flights into Beijing within the past 2 days of students studying abroad that lied about their origin, and tested positive after arrival. India, a nuclear superpower is gone. The US is close behind with no economy. We had our time. The crisper sequencing master mind that introduced this was truly a master.

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by 175(m): 6:50am On Mar 21, 2020
That's it. Trouble ooo.

What of heat? And hunger? Hunger no fit kill the virus?

So the FG will just organise and starve the bloody hell outta the coro-niggar!

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Bet9jaVirtual: 7:07am On Mar 21, 2020
Africa my people
Nigeria is a great nation.
This virus will be a thing of the past just like Ebola

We shall strive harder
Whatever faith you practice, just believe that you shall not die from an abroad disease when you don’t even have an international passport

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Humphrizy(m): 7:08am On Mar 21, 2020
Nice points....All man and woman should just play safe..Reduce the number of handshakes,hug and stay in a well sanitized environment.

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Emmasnoop(m): 7:08am On Mar 21, 2020
Buhari u dey hear so you better remain for Aso Rock if na really you they that place.
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by franchasng: 7:08am On Mar 21, 2020
"I have a message for young people: You are not invincible, this virus could put you in hospital for weeks or even kill you".


grin grin

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by AuroraB(f): 7:09am On Mar 21, 2020
Did anyone say so sad
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Abalado(f): 7:10am On Mar 21, 2020
But why has buhari not been travelling since the Corona virus issue started, or has he not been going for medical check up ni or what,,,, bye bye to yeye government

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Nobody: 7:10am On Mar 21, 2020
We're not immune but it doesn't kill us. It just passes through with minimum disturbance.

Still, I don't want to get it and pass it to my elderly relatives who may die from it.

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Nobody: 7:11am On Mar 21, 2020
For this country... So far it can kill, we dey run from am.
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by jayson87: 7:11am On Mar 21, 2020
Black genes are immune to it. (I MEAN NIGERIAN GENES)

You can take it to the bank. If you believe that let me hear your loudest amen

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by lawalosky(m): 7:11am On Mar 21, 2020
Person no fit catch malaria this days o.
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Your people go jepa leave you

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by ffada(m): 7:12am On Mar 21, 2020
you generation of today.. indomie children, una don hear?
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:12am On Mar 21, 2020
Even if they are, is it that the people saying that don't have old people in their family?

May God save some people from ignorance.

May God continue to protect and all our young and old ones from this deadly Coronavirus.

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Nobody: 7:12am On Mar 21, 2020
First ever Africa DG of WHO. And he's facing one of the worst public health crises the world has seen in recent hi5
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by OKOATA(m): 7:13am On Mar 21, 2020
Gone are the days when people brag about just coming back from China, Italy, USA. Say it now and be set aside to be quarantined.

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by BeerParlour: 7:13am On Mar 21, 2020
Same with Africans
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by potbelly(m): 7:13am On Mar 21, 2020
He who has ears let him hear...
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by IbrahimSkiba(f): 7:13am On Mar 21, 2020
I'm so fucking bloody tired of hearing this coronavirus shit everyday

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by wman(m): 7:13am On Mar 21, 2020
Please guys, don't be selfish!

Even if you think you are young, think about your grandparents, people with weak immune systems, people with weak lungs, smokers and other people with underlying health conditions.

You can spread the virus to them while you bounce back in no time. You don't want their deaths on your hands.

Stay safe for everyone.

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Philinho(m): 7:13am On Mar 21, 2020
Its well ooo
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by thesolutions(m): 7:13am On Mar 21, 2020
The fear of the unknown is a very bad kind of phobia.

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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Lovelies1: 7:14am On Mar 21, 2020
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Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by kinkiest: 7:14am On Mar 21, 2020
Thanks for the info
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:14am On Mar 21, 2020
AuroraB:
Did anyone say so sad
Yes, many people have been saying that!
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by Kingluqman(m): 7:14am On Mar 21, 2020
What of Arsene Wenger? Is he invincible grin grin grin



WHO, we don hear.
Re: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Young People Are Not Immune From Coronavirus by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:14am On Mar 21, 2020
IbrahimSkiba:
I'm so fucking bloody tired of hearing this coronavirus shit everyday
This too shall pass.

A very Important Question about Coronavirus: Will Covid-19 be considered a pandemic in two years from now?

Answer : That depends on us.
Please, if you have a cough and/or a fever, stay at home and stay away from others.
You probably have a cold, but if you’re a minimally symptomatic carrier, you can do your part by making sure your particular Covid-19 ends at you and doesn’t get passed on to another person.
We pray that will never be anyone's portion.
IbrahimSkiba:
AMEN, IT SHOULD.
A Big Ameeen Insha Allah.
Amen in Jesus mighty name.

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