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Virus hits young people harder in Brazil

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Virus hits young people harder in BrazilRio De Janeiro: More young people are dying of COVID-19 in Brazil than other countries, a trend driven partly by demographics -- the overall population is younger -- but also by poverty and the need to work. The South American giant of 210 million people is the latest flashpoint in the coronavirus pandemic, rapidly rising to third this week on the list of countries with the most infections. With more than 310,000 cases, it lags behind only the United States and Russia. Brazil's death toll meanwhile surged past 20,000 Thursday. A closer look at the data raises questions about the widely held idea that COVID-19 is mainly dangerous for the elderly. Of Brazil's victims, 69 percent were...
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Jose Antonio de Moraes/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Younger people in developing countries have been dying at unprecedented rates from the novel coronavirus, according to The Washington Post. The Post reported that people under 50 made up 5% of deaths, and nearly half of the dead in India were...

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