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COVID’s terrifying new target group – Gatton Star

What scientists thought they knew about how coronavirus spreads and its most likely victims is changing rapidly – and this X-ray shows how bad it is.



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A feature of coronavirus that emerged early in the pandemic was its tendency to inflict serious illness and death on predominantly elderly people or those with pre-existing health conditions.
Young and otherwise healthy people were left largely unscathed, with many experiencing such minor symptoms – or none altogether – that they didn’t even realise they were infected.
But the emergence of new mutations of COVID-19, dubbed ‘variants of concern’ by epidemiologists, has changed all of that.

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