Covid symptoms Delta, concern among young people is growing: despite their age, everyone can experience serious reactions to Covid-19 and infections increase
Young people can experience more severe symptoms of Covid-19 if infected with the Delta variant. This depends on the fact that this age group is registering a very important increase in the cases identified and consequently a greater detection in the percentage of subjects affected by symptoms of medium or high severity. This is said by Massimo Andreoni, director of Infectious Disease at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic in Rome. Although the different variants do not present very different symptoms, it is still possible identify them based on the reactions of your own organism and it should not be assumed that the juveniles do not develop the severe form of the disease.
Covid Delta symptoms: “Even young people and children can experience severe symptoms, which can become chronic”
“Even young people, since the beginning of the pandemic – explains Andreoni on infooggi.it – have always been affected by the virus, albeit with smaller numbers, and have also presented serious cases, so much so that deaths have also been recorded in this age group. So it is wrong to think that boys and adolescents always develop mild or paucisymptomatic forms, or with few symptoms, of the Covid-19 disease “. The current situation depends on the growth in the diffusion of variants and on the fact that among the very young there are few vaccinated. According to the latest estimates of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Iss), the Delta variant now represents 32.6% of the sequences deposited by Italy in the international bank Gisaid, which collects the genetic maps of Covid-19 from all over the world, while the variant Alfa was reduced to 37.9%.
“We see more and more often young people with Covid who present symptoms such as, for example, the loss of smell and taste. – continues the infectious disease specialist – These are symptoms considered moderate-mild but, in reality, they are highly debilitating. which can persist for even long periods or even evolve into a chronic condition. We also begin to see cases of pneumonia of medium severity “.
“No one can feel exempt from the risk of serious illness and this also applies to children and young people. – concludes Andreoni – Unfortunately, what we must expect is that the numbers continue to grow and I think that measures must now be implemented. several and tighten on the Green Pass “.