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Old 03-26-2020, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Urbanredneck View Post
Maybe you need to take a break from CNN.

Well we will just have to see now wont we. I guess if your right and millions of people under age 60 start flooding our hospitals and later our cemeteries, you will be right. Right now thousands of spring breakers have recently returned from going their usual crazy selves in Florida and yes, some have been reported to have the virus. Lets see what happens.
The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has an article posted on Severe Outcomes Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) — United States, February 12–March 16, 2020

The money quote:

Among 121 patients known to have been admitted to an ICU, 7% of cases were reported among adults ≥85 years, 46% among adults aged 65–84 years, 36% among adults aged 45–64 years, and 12% among adults aged 20–44 years (Figure 2). No ICU admissions were reported among persons aged ≤19 years. Percentages of ICU admissions were lowest among adults aged 20–44 years (2%–4%) and highest among adults aged 75–84 years (11%–31%) (Table).
Let that sink in: very nearly half (48%) of those admitted to an ICU were working-age adults, aged 20 to 64. They weren't admitted to ICU for shits and giggles; they required extensive medical intervention, which may or may not have included ventilators.

The younger you are, the more likely you are to survive a spell in ICU, but that is still a bed occupied and staff involved, which works only as long as the beds and staff are available.