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During President's Trump daily coronavirus press conferences, one of the top doctors from the president's task force team warned Americans that data is starting to suggest that men are more than twice as likely to die from the virus compared to women.
“From Italy we are seeing another concerning trend. The mortality in males seems to be twice in every age group of females,” Dr. Deborah Birx said at the White House daily briefing.
Dr. Birx also said that doesn't mean women can't contract the virus - no one is immune from Covid-19.
“This should alert all of us to continue our vigilance to protect Americans that are in nursing homes.”
But Birx doesn't want young people to not worry. The data that they've studies shows that younger people are still at risk of catching coronavirus, but in most cases will recover.
“We continue to review the data and we continue to see signs that individuals under 20, 19 and under may have severe disease but the majority have all recovered to date,” she said, adding that containing the virus will take a whole-community effort.
“Frankly, this requires all the communities, and when you see the sacrifices that many Americans have made and service industries have made to close their restaurants and bars so the spread can stop and you understand how all Americans must have to make the same sacrifice,” she said.
Before Dr. Birx stopped talking, she reiterated that this virus is not immune to anyone. Everyone can and will catch it, if we don't follow CDC guidelines.
“Finally, no one is immune. I sometimes hear people on radio or others talking about being immune to the virus. We don’t know if the contagion levels are different in age groups, but it is highly contagious to everyone,” she said.
“Do not interpret mild disease as lack of contagion or you are immune. The ability to fight the virus in a way that older people or people with existing medical conditions can’t.”
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