“I am very offended that we are incriminated as the culprits of this pandemic, as if we put the virus on the street, when I have seen many older people without a mask, spitting on the street, not complying with the measures: irresponsibility is in all the ages”. This testimony is from Àngela Juárez (Santa Coloma de Gramenet, 1997), one of the protagonists of the report ‘The young face of sprouts’, published by The Newspaper of Catalonia last Sunday, August 2. The head of the Iberian Press group dedicated part of its articles of the day to address the debate on whether it is fair to stigmatize young people by blaming them for the latest outbreaks of contagion by coronavirus.
The bottles, cases in nightclubs where dozens of infected people or the measures taken in some areas of the country to close nightlife, have put the younger population in the eye of criticism for the increase in infections. So much so that a few days ago the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, launched a warning message to young people about the danger they run if they fall ill with covid-19 -although it affects older people more-. In addition, according to data from the latest epidemiological analysis of the Carlos III Health Institute, people with between 15 and 29 cases totaled 7,730 cases for three weeks last July, thus becoming the most affected age group.
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