The study was conducted by researchers from Imperial College London
Adult ages 20 to 49 are the largest disseminators of COVID-19 in the US, according to British researchers who say targeting this age group for vaccination could lead to early school reunions.
a Team Imperial College in London Using cellphone data from more than 10 million people, it was calculated that 65 out of 100 infections originated in the US between 20 and 49 years of age.
He found that after the schools reopened in October, people in that age group accounted for about 72 percent of cases. Less than 5 percent of children arrived, and less than 10 percent of adolescents.
According to a peer-reviewed study published in Science, new cases are 41 percent of adults between 35 and 49 through August, compared to 35 percent between the ages of 20 and 34.
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Dr. of Imperial College. Melody Monod stated, “We find that adults aged 20–49 are the main drivers of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States and are the only age groups contributing disproportionately to their prevalence. “
He said, “Children and adolescents contribute more to COVID-19, as schools are closed in 2020 due to school closures, we think a lot of change in these dynamics since the school’s reopening Has not happened, ”he said.
The college’s Dr. Oliver Ratman said: “We believe this study is important because we demonstrate that adults between the ages of 20–49 are the only age group who have consistently, despite massive changes and time changes, COVID-19 is maintained in the US. Local epidemics.
Thus, at least where highly communicable changes have not been established, additional interventions targeting the age group 20–49 may bring a resurgent epidemic under control and cause deaths, ”he said.
Meanwhile, a new study suggests that coronovirus antibodies last at least six months after infection for most people who contract the bug.
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UK Biobank research found that 99 percent of participants who tested positive for a previous infection retained antibodies for three months after being infected, while 88 percent did so for the entire six months of the study, According to sky news.
UK Biobank Chief Scientist Professor Naomi Allen said, “This important study has shown that people retain vastly detectable antibodies for at least six months after infection with coronovirus.” However we cannot be certain how this relates to immunity. The results show that people can be protected from infection for at least six months after a natural infection, ”said Allen.
“Prolonged follow-up will allow us to determine how long such protection is likely to last,” she said.
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